Fmr. vice security minister Kang Byung-kyu nominated new security minister
A long-time central and local government official
has been tapped to head Korea’s Ministry of Security and Public Administration.
The presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae says Kang Byung-kyu , the former vice minister
of public administration and security during the Lee Myung-bak administration, was nominated
to succeed former minister Yoo Jeong-bok . Yoo resigned earlier this week to run for
the Incheon city mayoral post in the June local elections.
The presidential office says Kang’s knowledge and experience from decades-long public service
was highly noted for his nomination. Kang’s appointment will be made official after
a parliamentary hearing.
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