Opposition Parties Ramp Up Calls to Cancel Appointment of New Science Official

August 9, 2017

(Korea Herald) – On Monday, Moon appointed Park Ky-young to lead the Science, Technology and Innovation Office at the Ministry of Science and ICT, triggering searing criticism from scientists, politicians and civic groups that called her unfit for the post billed as a science policy control tower. Park, a biology professor at Sunchon National University, served as a senior advisor to former President Roh Moo-hyun for some two years until 2006 when she resigned over a shocking revelation that Hwang Woo-suk, the country’s leading stem cell scientist, fabricated his 2004 research paper.

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