Politics of South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39284/all en spy chief nominee-hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130317/spy-chief-nominee-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- The main task of South Korea's spy agency is to strengthen the country's security posture in the face of mounting threats from North Korea, President Park Geun-hye's intelligence chief nominee said Monday.</p> <p>Nam Jae-joon, a 69-year-old former Army chief of staff who was tapped to lead the National Intelligence Service (NIS), said at his parliamentary confirmation hearing that the country is at a critical security crossroads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130317/spy-chief-nominee-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of South Korea Korea Politics of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 03:46:04 +0000 5786420 at http://www.globalpost.com spy agency-political intervention dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-agency-political-intervention-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- The chief of South Korea's national intelligence agency has extensively intervened in national elections and Internet discussions to help former conservative president Lee Myung-bak get on better political footing, a liberal party lawmaker said Monday.</p> <p>Rep. Jin Sun-mee from the Democratic United Party said documents she has secured showed that National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director Won Sei-hoon attempted to intervene in domestic politics including last year's presidential election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-agency-political-intervention-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Law Politics Politics of South Korea Religion Social Issues Technology Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:16:45 +0000 5786512 at http://www.globalpost.com spy chief nominee-hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-chief-nominee-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- The main task of South Korea's spy agency is to strengthen the country's security posture in the face of mounting threats from North Korea, President Park Geun-hye's intelligence chief nominee said Monday.</p> <p>Nam Jae-joon, a 69-year-old former Army chief of staff who was tapped to lead the National Intelligence Service (NIS), said at his parliamentary confirmation hearing that the country is at a critical security crossroads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-chief-nominee-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of South Korea Korea Nam Jae-joon Politics of South Korea War Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:30:53 +0000 5786523 at http://www.globalpost.com spy chief nominee-hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-chief-nominee-hearing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- The main task of South Korea's spy agency is to strengthen the country's security posture in the face of mounting threats from North Korea, President Park Geun-hye's intelligence chief nominee said Monday.</p> <p>Nam Jae-joon, a 69-year-old former Army chief of staff who was tapped to lead the National Intelligence Service (NIS), said at his parliamentary confirmation hearing that the country is at a critical security crossroads.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/spy-chief-nominee-hearing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of South Korea Korea Nam Jae-joon Politics of South Korea War Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:15:38 +0000 5786578 at http://www.globalpost.com opposition-former spy chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130323/opposition-former-spy-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's opposition parties demanded Saturday that former government spy chief Won Sei-hoon be barred from leaving the country, claiming that his travel abroad would make it hard to investigate allegation that he had interfered in domestic politics.</p> <p>The demand comes after published media reports that the former chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) will leave for the United States on Sunday and stay there for some time. The media did not say why he was leaving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130323/opposition-former-spy-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of South Korea Korea Politics of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:45:39 +0000 5791747 at http://www.globalpost.com opposition-former spy chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130323/opposition-former-spy-chief-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's former government intelligence chief Won Sei-hoon has been barred from leaving the country pending investigation into allegations that he had interfered in domestic politics while in office, government sources said Saturday.</p> <p>Won, who served as the National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief under the previous government of President Lee Myung-bak, has been sued by several labor and civic groups for interfering in domestic politics by trying to manipulate public opinions ahead of last year's presidential race.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130323/opposition-former-spy-chief-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Politics of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:15:48 +0000 5791876 at http://www.globalpost.com spy agency official-election interference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/spy-agency-official-election-interference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 26 (Yonhap) -- The police said Tuesday that they are investigating a man believed to be an official from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) on suspicions of posting articles on Internet sites in an attempt to influence the outcome of last year's presidential election.</p> <p>The 39-year-old man, identified only by his surname Lee, allegedly used nearly 40 different accounts to post around 160 articles that either supported or opposed certain candidates in the December presidential election, according to the police.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/spy-agency-official-election-interference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Politics of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:46:00 +0000 5794084 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Editorial) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130404/yonhap-editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- The National Intelligence Service (NIS) is known to be stepping up its reform on the occasion of the recent inauguration of its new leader Nam Jae-joon.</p> <p>Nam has reportedly kicked off a task force for his agency's reorganization and personnel shake-up.</p> <p>His appointment of incumbent prosecutor Kim Ho-joong to the NIS inspector general in charge of internal inspections and disciplinary steps is viewed as "flares of reform."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130404/yonhap-editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of South Korea Korea Politics of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:30:34 +0000 5801348 at http://www.globalpost.com Park names 3 deputy chiefs of National Intelligence Service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/park-names-3-deputy-chiefs-national-intelligence-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> President Park Geun-hye named all three deputy chiefs at South Korea's main intelligence agency on Friday, tapping a North Korea expert to take charge of affairs concerning the communist country, the presidential office said.</p><P>Han Ki-beom, a visiting professor of North Korean studies at Seoul's Korea University, was named first deputy chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), while Suh Cheon-ho, a former senior police official and former president of the Korean National Police University, was appointed second deputy chief, according to presidential spokesman Yoon Chang-jung. </p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/park-names-3-deputy-chiefs-national-intelligence-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Politics Politics of South Korea War Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:18:10 +0000 Asianet 5814414 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea spy agency raided over poll scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-spy-agency-raided-over-poll-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday raided the country's spy agency as part of a probe into allegations that it meddled in the presidential election in December, a news report said.</p> <p>A team of about 25 prosecutors and investigators from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office seized digital files and documents from the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in the capital, Yonhap news agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-spy-agency-raided-over-poll-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of South Korea Korea Politics of South Korea Technology AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:30:31 +0000 5828218 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutors question ex-Seoul police chief for second time over spy agency scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130525/prosecutors-question-ex-seoul-police-chief-second-time-over- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- Prosecutors questioned a former Seoul police chief Saturday over suspicions that he had hampered a police probe into the national spy agency's alleged attempt to influence public opinion ahead of last year's presidential election.</p> <p>It was the second time that Kim Yong-pan, who had headed the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) for about two years until early this year, has undergone questioning in connection with the case.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130525/prosecutors-question-ex-seoul-police-chief-second-time-over-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of South Korea Korea Law Politics of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Sat, 25 May 2013 14:19:15 +0000 5846008 at http://www.globalpost.com Seoul police agency denies wrongdoing in spy agency scandal probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130527/seoul-police-agency-denies-wrongdoing-spy-agency-scandal-pro <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, May 27 (Yonhap) -- The Seoul police agency on Monday denied allegations that it had destroyed evidence and hampered a probe into the national spy agency's alleged attempt to influence public opinion ahead of last year's presidential election.</p> <p>Prosecutors on Sunday said that a mid-ranking official of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA), whose identity has been withheld, had allegedly permanently deleted data on a computer hard disk ahead of a prosecution raid into the agency's headquarters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130527/seoul-police-agency-denies-wrongdoing-spy-agency-scandal-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Law Politics of South Korea Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency Technology Yonhap News Agency Mon, 27 May 2013 08:46:02 +0000 5846724 at http://www.globalpost.com Justice minister denies role in spy agency scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130610/justice-minister-denies-role-spy-agency-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn denied allegations Monday that he had tried to influence a prosecution investigation into a scandal surrounding the national spy agency.</p> <p>The minister has come under growing fire in recent weeks over allegations that he had blocked prosecutors from charging Won Sei-hoon, the former chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), with violating the country's election laws.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130610/justice-minister-denies-role-spy-agency-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Politics Politics of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:33:29 +0000 5854183 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition party urges fair probe into spy agency scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130611/opposition-party-urges-fair-probe-spy-agency-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) on Tuesday stepped up calls for a fair probe into a scandal surrounding the national spy agency, alleging that the government has been putting undue pressure on the prosecution investigating the case.</p> <p>The calls come as the prosecution is expected to announce the results of their investigation soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130611/opposition-party-urges-fair-probe-spy-agency-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Politics of South Korea YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:34:50 +0000 5854912 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to indict ex-spy chief for alleged election meddling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/s-korea-indict-ex-spy-chief-alleged-election-meddling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> South Korea's state prosecutors decided Tuesday to indict a former chief of South Korea's main spy agency for allegedly meddling in last December's presidential election, Yonhap News Agency said.</p> <p> Won Sei Hoon, who headed the National Intelligence Service for about four years until early this year, is suspected of ordering agents to post a slew of politically sensitive comments on the Internet during the election campaign in a bid to sway public opinion in favor of the ruling party candidate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/s-korea-indict-ex-spy-chief-alleged-election-meddling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Politics of South Korea Technology Kyodo News International Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:34:31 +0000 5855190 at http://www.globalpost.com