Fellow citizens, I'm here to honestly express my thoughts regarding recent media reports.
As you know, we listen to opinions of various people during election campaigns. I met Choi Soon-sil during my hard times in the past and during the [2012 presidential] election, she conveyed to me her personal opinions and impressions regarding how my campaign efforts are delivered to the public in the areas of speech and PR. I have received help in [fine-tuning] the context and expressions in some speeches and PR materials.
I sought her opinions on some materials for some time after my inauguration, but I stopped receiving help from her after the secretariat staff was fully established.
I had pure intentions to more carefully attend to the matters but regardless of the reasons, I am sorry for causing the public to be concerned, surprised and hurt. I deeply apologize to the people.
Source: KBS World Radio