Samsung’s Chairman jailed for five years

Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of the global giant Samsung, was been sentenced to five years' jail for bribes and perjury offences. Jae-yong’s charges relate to his dealings with the disgraced former South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is currently facing up to ten years' jail. The Samsung corporation has always been very close to government circles and this verdict exposes corrupt practices at the highest levels of government. Samsung is also viciously anti-worker and anti-union. These trials have only come about because of the massive mobilisations of workers over the last couple of years (see herehere).