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Prosecution's neutrality should not be breached

President Moon Jae-in cannot deflect criticism for tapping a pro-government figure as the new prosecutor general. On Monday, he nominated former Vice Justice Minister Kim Oh-soo to the top post at the prosecution. Moon appeared to put loyalty over qualification and competence in choosing Kim over three other candidates shortlisted by a recommendation committee.

Addressing the nomination, the presidential office said Kim has ample experience with the prosecution and the justice ministry, taking the lead in protecting human rights and prosecutorial reform. He is a career prosecutor, and served as chief of the Seoul Northern District Prosecutors Office and the Institute of Justice, before being made vice justice minister in June 2018.

However, critics call into question........

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