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Lee reshuffles 2 top posts at S. Korea's spy agency

All Headlines 15:15 May 07, 2012

SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) -- President Lee Myung-bak reshuffled two top posts at South Korea's main intelligence agency Monday in a shake-up that also affected five other vice-ministerial posts, his spokesman said.

Nam Joo-hong, a former well-known security scholar who has so far served as ambassador to Canada, was named the first deputy chief of the National Intelligence Service, while Cha Moon-hee, a veteran intelligence official, was tapped as the agency's second deputy chief, presidential spokesman Park Jeong-ha said.

The spy agency's first and second deputy chiefs are in charge of its overseas and domestic operations, respectively.

Kim Eung-gweon, a senior official at the education and science ministry, was promoted as the first vice minister, former Army General Kim Il-saeng was named chief of the Military Manpower Administration and senior finance ministry official Kang Ho-in was named to head the Public Procurement Service.

Seoul police chief Lee Kang-deok was tapped to head the Coast Guard.

Lee also replaced three presidential secretaries in charge of protocol, policing and education.


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