South Korea’s Blue House and People’s Communication Chief Secretary Jeong Wan-ho said at a press conference on December 30 local time that President Moon Jae-in accepted the resignation submitted by the current Minister of Law, Qiu Mi-ae, and nominated the ruling party’s Democratic Party member Park Fan-jie as his successor.
Yonhap News Agency reported on the 30th that Park Bumjae served as a judge in the district courts of Seoul, Jeonju, and Daejeon. During the reign of former President Roh Moo-hyun, he served as the second secretary of the Blue House Civil Affairs and the legal secretary.
In addition, as a member of the 19th to 21st Congress, he served as an officer of the Legal and Judicial Committee and an officer of the Judicial Reform Special Committee.
Zheng Wanhao said that Park Fanjie is active in courts, governments, and parliaments, and has rich legal knowledge and experience. He believes that he will complete the procuratorial reform with firm determination and willingness to reform, and contribute to building a just society based on people’s livelihood and human rights. .
The Yonhap News Agency pointed out that the designate Park Fanjie and the previous three Ministers of Justice are also not from prosecutors.
The Blue House stated that Qiu Miai will continue to perform the duties of Minister of Justice until Park Bumjie is appointed.
At the same time, Moon Jae-in also nominated Democratic Party member and Chairman of the Party Policy Committee Han Zhenai as Minister of Environment, and nominated former Chief of Naval Staff Huang Jitie as Director of the National Commendation Service (ministerial level).
Among them, Han Zhenai served as an officer of the Congressional Environmental Labor Committee and a co-representative of the Congressional Climate Change Forum.
The Korean government conducts personnel adjustments, Moon Jae-in nominates the new Minister of Justice
December 30. According to Korea Broadcasting International (KBS) on the 30th, the South Korean government announced personnel adjustments. President Moon Jae-in nominated the Democratic Party member Park Bum-jae as the new Minister of Justice and the Democratic Party member Han Jung-ae Minister of the Environment, nominated Huang Jitie, the former Chief of Naval Staff, as the Director of the National Commendation Service.
The Minister of Justice nominated Park Fanjie as a judge, and was elected to the National Assembly three times. He has served as the secretary of the Special Committee on Judicial Reform of the 20th National Assembly and the chairman of the Common Democratic Party’s Life Accumulation Liquidation Committee. The Blue House commented that Park Pham-jee has been contributing to solving various ills in Korean society and promoting the development of democracy.
The Minister of the Environment nominated Han Jung-ae as a labor activist and was elected to the National Assembly three times. He was the chairman of the Common Democratic Party Policy Committee. The Blue House commented that Han Zhenai has the ability to comprehensively inspect and balance policies. He was a former secretary of the Environmental Labor Committee and co-representative of the Congressional Climate Change Forum, and has profound insights into relevant policies in the environmental field.
The newly appointed Director of the National Commendation Service, Huang Jitie, was the chief of naval staff and served as the commander of the 2nd Fleet of the Korean Army and the commander of the Korean Army’s combat operations.
In addition, South Korean Presidential Secretary Roh Young-min, Policy Office Director Kim Sang-jo and Civil Affairs Chief Secretary Kim Jong-ho resigned to Moon Jae-in on the 30th. Zheng Wanhao, chief secretary of National Communication, said that Lu Yingmin and others decided to resign in order to reduce the burden of Moon Jae-in’s national government operations.