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Police Chief Choi Ki-moon Likely to Resign

Posted December. 27, 2004 22:59,   


Choi Ki-moon, Chief of the Korean National Police Agency, submitted a letter of resignation on Monday, two months before the end of his official term.

"The timing of the officer personnel changes, which is usually made at the end of every year, is inconsistent with that of the tenure of the commissioner general. My tenure is supposed to end in March next year, but I believe that early leaving will make the management of the organization smoother,” Choi told reporters. Choi expressed his intention of resigning to Cheong Wa Dae.

Choi is the first commissioner general to take office through the confirmation hearing. Choi started his tenure in March last year, and he was guaranteed to hold the office for two years as the police law passed in the National Assembly late last year.