South Korean PM offers resignation

South Korea`s President is expected to accept PM Chung Un Chan`s resignation.

Updated: Jul 29, 2010, 15:35 PM IST

Seoul: South Korea`s Prime Minister Chung Un Chan offered his resignation on Thursday over the government`s failure to get parliamentary approval to revise the planned relocation of ministries to a newly-planned administrative town.
Chung, 64, a strong supporter of President Lee Myung Bak, was named premier in September.

Lee`s government wanted to scrap the previous administration`s plan to relocate half the ministries to Sejong, a town under construction south of Seoul.

The President is expected to accept Chung`s resignation.