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Korean Air CEO's Daughter Suspended

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Korean Air CEO's Daughter Suspended

Korean Air has suspended its CEO's younger daughter while police investigate reports she threw water at an advertising executive in a meeting.

Cho Hyun-min, 36, a senior vice-president at the company, has apologized and called her behaviour "foolish and reckless," reports the BBC.

She denies throwing water but admits to shoving the advertising agency manager.

She is the younger sister of Cho Hyun-ah – the airline heiress who infamously delayed a flight over a packet of nuts.

According to local media reports, Cho, who is also known as Emily, lost her temper because she was unhappy with answers to her questions during the meeting in Seoul last month.

The national carrier said in a statement it would take appropriate action after the police investigation was over.

Dozens of online petitions on the South Korean presidential website have demanded she be punished. One calling for the word "Korean" to be removed from the airline's name has gathered more than 50,000 signatures.

"It is a national disgrace that this family keeps making embarrassing troubles while doing business under the 'Korea' brand," one petitioner wrote.

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