S-Korean president names ex-supreme court judge as PM

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-hye named on Thursday a former supreme court justice as Prime Minister to replace an incumbent who resigned over the government's inadequate response to the April 16 ferry disaster that killed more than 300 passengers.

 S-Korean president names ex-supreme court judge as PM

South Korea President Park Geun-hye. AFP

Ahn Dai-hee will be mandated to oversee the reform of government bureaucracy, Park's spokesman Min Kyung-wook said.

Park also accepted the resignation of the director of the National Intelligence Service and the presidential Blue House Chief Secretary for national security, Min said.

Reuters

Updated Date: May 22, 2014 12:33:24 IST