I first read about the scandal of the “shoplifting diplomat” more than a week ago when altair sent the Korea Herald article to our email group. It’s one of those news that you’d wish would just die a natural death and be forgotten forever. The article said the diplomat allegedly shoplifted a bottle of perfume and a karaoke machine. WTH! How could anyone shoplift a karaoke machine‽
Last night, as I watched “TV Patrol World” on ABS-CBN Now!, I was quite surprised that the “scandal” had reached Philippine shores after a week! So the ambassador has spoken and she admitted that she’s the one being accused of shoplifting a bottle of perfume and a karaoke machine. Ambassador Castrence answered the accusation and I her explanation is true. Like she said, she would not damage the reputation of the Filipinos for a mere karaoke chip.
I wonder if the news article has been posted in Korean on Korean websites. Hope not!