Brother tangled in graft case, while he is seen as being out of touch
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Mr Ban dressed in full protective gear to try out a disinfectant spray when most of those around him wore ordinary clothes. He was also criticised for picking up a bottle of Evian mineral water from a convenience store before being told by an aide he should buy a local product.
IT has been an inauspicious return to crisis-plagued South Korea for former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, once the odds-on favourite to be the next president, who has been ensnared in a family corruption scandal and struggled with a sceptical press.