Seoul mayor funeral: anger at use of public funds for five-day service

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More than 500,000 people sign petition calling for quiet family funeral for Park Won-soon amid sexual harassment allegations

A row has broken out over whether the mayor of Seoul, who was found dead last week in an apparent suicide, should be given a publicly funded funeral amid allegations he sexually harassed a member of his staff.

The South Korean capital’s administrative court dismissed an eleventh-hour injunction to block the use of taxpayer funds for the funeral on Monday morning of Park Won-soon, whose body was found in mountain woods in Seoul on Friday.

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