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Cho Kuk controversy highlights South Korea's political double standards

President Moon Jae-in is happy enough for rumors to fell opponents

| South Korea

When he appointed university professor and former aide Cho Kuk as minister of justice in early September -- despite corruption allegations involving Cho's family -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in acknowledged the controversy, but said he was confident that the new minister was not himself guilty of any criminality.

"If I fail to appoint him because of suspicions, I will be setting a bad precedent," President Moon said.

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