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Moon's justice minister nominee withdraws

All News 20:57 June 16, 2017

SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's nominee to be justice minister withdrew from consideration on Friday amid brewing controversy over his alleged ethical lapses, a Cheong Wa Dae official said.

About his decision, Ahn Kyong-whan said he did not want to stand in the way of the president's efforts to reform the nation's prosecution, according to the presidential office.

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