According to South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, Tsingwatai said it would add security personnel to the private residence of president Wen Yu-so, who will step down next year, at his private residence in Gyeongsang Nam Road. Reported that South Korea’s past outgoing presidents are equipped with 27 security personnel, Wen in the private residence will be added 38 to 65 security personnel.
In this regard, Qinghuatai 3 explained that the security personnel originally by the police and the volunteer police, but because the compulsory police were phased out, so the additional number of security personnel. Wen also held a state meeting in Qinghuatai on the same day on the matter, because this is to increase the presidential security personnel, so there may be preferential accusations, to be carefully considered.
The report also mentioned that Wen’s private residence in Qingshannan Road Liangshan, where Wen will live after leaving office, has recently resumed construction, which has been interrupted by opposition from surrounding residents.
Mr. and Mrs. Wen bought land and homes last year for 1.47 billion won (about 177 won) for the construction of private homes. The South Korean government plans to complete construction of private homes this year and invest 2.2 billion won in land for security facilities.