President Moon names new senior secretaries for public communication, social policy
Updated: 2020-08-12 10:03:17 KST
Another reshuffle at South Korea's top office.
President Moon Jae-in has tapped Chung Man-ho a former vice governor of Gangwon-do Province as his senior secretary for public communication.
The top office says Chung was chosen for his extensive experience, including in journalism as well as serving as a presidential secretary during the Roh Moo-hyun administration.
For senior secretary for social policy, Moon named Yoon Chang-yul, an official at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, citing his role in policy implementation regarding various social issues.
The reshuffle comes after six of President Moon's top aides offered to resign last month, to take responsibility for the "recent situation" likely referring to the sharp decline in the administration's popularity due to real estate policies.
The top office has yet to announce replacements for the president's chief of staff or senior secretary for personnel affairs who have also offered to resign.