President Moon Jae-in said Friday that he will not hurry to name a new justice minister, adding that a nomination could affect the prosecutorial reform process by introducing a new variable.
The post of justice minister has been vacant since Cho Kuk stepped down amid criminal investigations into his wife, Chung Kyung-shim, and other members of his family.
“Prosecutorial reform measures are being implemented and there is the question of whether bills on the fast-track process will be made into law. (I) plan not to add variables to the matters,” Moon said at a meeting with the Cheong Wa Dae press corps. Moon added that he has no plans for a Cabinet reshuffle.
By Choi He-suk (firstname.lastname@example.org)