Lawmaker-elect denies wrongdoing over ‘comfort women’ funds

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prominent South Korean activist who was recently elected to the National Assembly is denying that she misused public donations for Korean survivors of Japanese wartime sexual slavery. Yoon Meehyang, who begins her four-year term as a lawmaker on Saturday, responded to questions raised by a 92-year-old former sex slave that prompted a probe by prosecutors and angry calls for her to resign from the legislature. Historians say tens of thousands of women from around Asia, many of them Korean, were sent to front-line Japanese military brothels to provide sex for soldiers during World War II.