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Parliament adopts hearing report on land and transport minister nominee

All News 16:38 June 21, 2017

SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) -- A parliamentary committee on Wednesday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Land and Transport Minister-nominee Kim Hyun-mee, paving the way for her official appointment.

The adoption of the report is a key part of the parliamentary confirmation process before President Moon Jae-in formally appoints Kim, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party.

The report's publication was delayed amid criticism of her alleged thesis plagiarism in 2001 and unproven expertise in ministry affairs.

This photo, taken on June 15, 2017, shows Land and Transport Minister-nominee Kim Hyun-mee speaking during a parliamentary confirmation hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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