Investigations by South Korea into the sex scandal at its Shanghai consulate which saw several diplomats exchanging fistpunches over a Chinese mistress have concluded.
The results, just in from Yonhap News Agency: It wasn’t a spying incident to steal Korean state secrets, the woman probably just had a serious case of diplomat fetish (deduction Shanghaiist’s).
But those lascivious diplomats aren’t going to get away scot-free. They’re going to get it, says a strongly-worded statement from the (Korean) Prime Minister’s Office:
“Those involved must be punished and thorough reform measures are required at overseas diplomatic offices… Seriously slack discipline in diplomatic posts resulted in this incident… While trying to use her as a conduit for business, official documents were leaked and some consuls had affairs with her.”
While no key state secrets were divulged, some confidential information was leaked in the process, including the cell phone numbers of leading members of the ruling party in South Korea as well as several other high-profile figures.
No further details were immediately available on how the diplomats would be “disciplined”.
Previously on Shanghaiist
Sex scandal rocks South Korean consulate in Shanghai: Officials get into fistfight, resign over Chinese mistress