Moon appointee's 'privileged' daughter angers young South Koreans

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SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in's nominee for justice minister may soon take office under the cloud of a prosecution enquiry and public ...

on Monday, Cho did not deny his daughter's academic perks and expressed his regret that he had"disappointed and hurt the younger generation".But he said no rules had been broken and he would consider a way to make amends to young people who don't have the same opportunities.

"She had opportunities that a typical high school, college student would not even be able to see, just because she is the child of the privileged class," Do Jung-geun, SNU student council president, said of Cho's daughter. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has opened an investigation into unspecified allegations against Cho's family with a series of raids into dozens of related offices late last month, including the universities involved in the allegations.If appointed, Cho would oversee the prosecutors' office, but he has vowed not to receive reports on any investigation into his family.

At the time, Cho was seen as a vocal champion of progressive causes who had spoken out against elitism.

 

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