A question-and-answer session was held at the National Assembly on Friday against the prime minister and other state council members over the Choi Soon-sil scandal.
Opposition lawmakers at the session raised various allegations related to the influence-peddling scandal, including suspicions that President Park Geun-hye had a mobile phone under a borrowed name to communicate with her friend Choi Soon-sil.
Lawmakers also questioned Cabinet ministers if the president's friend intervened in the government's policy decisions related to weapons procurement and the shutdown of the inter-Korean Gaeseong Industrial Complex earlier this year.
Lawmakers also pressed the Cabinet to clarify rumors related to the whereabouts of the president during the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry.
While trying to dismiss the rumors, Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn apologized for failing to prevent the political scandal at the top office.
Source: KBS World Radio