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Controversy over Cho Kuk

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20.08.2019
Parties should hold confirmation hearing quickly


President Moon Jae-in's nominee for justice minister, Cho Kuk, is in the hot seat over fraud and corruption allegations levelled against his relatives.

The conservative parties, led by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), are stepping up their political attacks, demanding Moon withdraw Cho's nomination immediately. There has been extensive media coverage of suspicions surrounding Cho's family ― and his possible involvement in the alleged wrongdoings. The stories about his relatives are making headlines every day, and rival parties are yet again being thrown deeper into a vortex of mudslinging.

This turmoil was largely expected when Moon nominated Cho, a former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs who has spearheaded the much-disputed judicial reform, for justice minister in a Cabinet shakeup, Aug. 9.........

© The Korea Times