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South Korean Justice Minister offers to resign amid scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea s justice minister on Monday offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul s liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion. The minister, Cho Kuk, said in a statement that he was offering to resign to reduce President Moon Jae-in s political burden. Moon s office didn t immediately comment on whether Moon would accept Cho s offer. Kang Gi-jung, Moon s chief of staff, told reporters that the president would comment on Cho s resignation offer during a meeting with senior advisers later Monday. Huge crowds of Cho s supporters and critics...


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