South Korean news agency says foreign minister offers to resign over nepotism scandalBy AP
Friday, September 3, 2010
SKorean foreign minister offers to resign
SEOUL, South Korea — A news report says South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan has offered to resign over his ministry’s controversial hiring of his daughter.
Yonhap news agency reported Saturday that Yu made his offer to President Lee Myung-bak through presidential chief of staff after he was accused of nepotism when his daughter was handed a midlevel post handling free trade affairs in his ministry.
The foreign ministry spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
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