Tuesday, July 22, 2014   

South Korea's new PM is a political novice
(06-10 16:33)

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye nominated a political novice and former journalist as prime minister, as she reshuffles her cabinet in response to intense criticism over the handling of April's ferry disaster.
Park's nomination of Moon Chang-Keuk, 65, was something of a surprise.
Although a noted opinion maker from his time as chief editorial writer at the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper, he has no political or administrative experience, having given up journalism to take up teaching posts in universities.
He will replace Chung Hong-Won who resigned last month over the Sewol ferry tragedy, which claimed around 300 lives, mostly schoolchildren. The trial of 15 crew members from the ferry opened today.--AFP

   
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