South Korea names new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated a new prime minister, an official said.

Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated a new prime minister, an official said.

Moon Chang-keuk, a former journalist at a daily newspaper, was named to replace the incumbent prime minister Chung Hong-won, who offered resignation after the ferry disaster which killed 292 people with 12 more missing, Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

South Korean ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-ki was nominated as the new chief of National Intelligence Service (NIS), the country`s spy agency, the official said.

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