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Moon's aide requests probe into alleged irregularities by presidential special inspectors

Politics 11:54 November 30, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's aide for civil affairs asked prosecutors and police Friday to swiftly investigate suspected irregularities involving some officials who were dispatched to the presidential office to inspect government ministries.

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday replaced a team of special inspectors over allegations that one member from the prosecution privately visited the national police agency last month to get information over their probe into a corruption case involving the official's acquaintance.

There is also speculation that some team members have played golf during work hours. All the inspectors were ordered to return to their original organizations.

Cho Kuk, the senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, requested prosecutors and police investigate such allegations swiftly and thoroughly.

"My office judged that the team will not do its job, given the fact that some of its members allegedly committed irregularities. That's why we've decided to return them to their organizations for overhaul," he said in a message to reporters.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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