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  • Families of the missing watch a news conference of Prime Minister Chung Hong-won at their temporary shelter in Jindo County, South Jeolla Province, Sunday. Chung offered to resign to take responsibility for the government’s incompetence in coping with the sinking of the ferry Sewol. President Park Geun-hye said she will accept Chung’s resignation after all situations involving the accident are resolved.
/ Korea Times photo by Sohn Yong-seok
    Prime Minister Chung Hong-won offers to resign over ferry disaster

    South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won offered his resignation Sunday, holding himself responsible for the government’s poor response to the deadly sinking of a ferry that has left nearly 300 people dead or missing. “The right thing...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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