eseoulpost
DomesticPolitics
Top science official offers to quit over stem cell scandal
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.08.12  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

A senior government official in charge of science innovation offered to step down Friday over her involvement in a stem cell research fraud scandal a decade ago, dealing yet another blow to President Moon Jae-in.

"I sincerely apologize for causing such disappointment and controversy," Park Ky-young said in a letter sent out to reporters. "I sincerely wish that my resignation will serve as an opportunity for the science sector to unite and develop."

   Her resignation came four days after Moon appointed Park to lead the Science, Technology and Innovation Office, a job that controls the country's research and development budget worth 20 trillion won (US$18 billion) in the science sector.

Presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun hinted that Moon has accepted the resignation, saying that the presidential office respects her wishes and will listen to people's voices.

Park Ky-young is the fourth senior official to quit since Moon took office in May. Two nominees withdrew from consideration to be justice and labor minister, while a senior presidential security adviser quit his job just 10 days after his appointment over alleged bad conduct as a professor.

Park Ky-young, a former biology professor, had been under pressure to step down due to her link to a 2005 scandal in which Hwang Woo-suk, the country's leading stem cell scientist, used fabricated data in a research paper.

Hwang was found to have used forged data for the paper in which he claimed to have created the world's first cloned human embryo. Park, who was a co-author of the paper, resigned as a senior adviser to then-President Roh Moo-hyun after the scandal broke.

Opposition political parties as well as a group of scientists have demanded Moon retract the appointment, pointing out that Park was a co-author on the paper, a fact that sparked calls for her to accept moral responsibility for the scandal.

"The research paper fraud scandal of Hwang Woo-suk has always been a humiliation for me," said Park, wishing that someone would serve the post billed as a science policy control tower. (Yonhap News)

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Sharjah Museums Authority, Institut Francais in UAE celebrate 40 years of UAE-French archaeological cooperation
2
Marawi liberation proves gov’t working to make PH safe: DOT
3
Two Koreas' diplomats to attend Russian forum this week
4
DOT ‘Bring Home a Friend to the PH’ now accepting entries
5
PHL Tourism Sec. Teo revives BHAF to increase inbound tourist traffic
6
UAE to participate in 122nd Autumn Canton Fair 2017
7
UAE / Healthcare
8
Biggest non-OPEC oil producers look to Abu Dhabi for new business
9
NMC, SGMB discuss joint media cooperation
10
8.6 million passengers, 21,000 aircraft passed through Sharjah International Airport in 9 months
Photo News Green Biz
Global platform for smart & sustainable cities officially  launched in Seoul
Global platform for smart & sustai...
min
Global platform for smart & sustainable cities to be launched by World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in Seoul on May 23
Global platform for smart & sustai...
min
50 successfully rehabilitated sea turtles released for Endangered Species Day
50 successfully rehabilitated sea ...
min
UAE is well placed to take lead in renewable energy storage
UAE is well placed to take lead in...
min
Bee’ah’s campaign for ‘Recycling Just Got Easier’ sparks community action
Bee’ah’s campaign for ‘Recycling J...
min
Photo News Sports
Emirates becomes official partner of 2018 Ryder Cup
Emirates becomes official partner ...
min
DOT in talks for staging of Pacquiao-Horn rematch in PH
DOT in talks for staging of Pacqui...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends endurance race in Euston Park, UK
Mohammed bin Rashid attends endura...
min
Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific C’ship anew   in 2018
Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pac...
min
PyeongChang Olympics wins new strongest ally -- the president
PyeongChang Olympics wins new stro...
min
Official mascot of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 unveiled
Official mascot of FIFA Club World...
min
Official FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 mascot to be unveiled Tuesday
Official FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2...
min
Badminton tournament opens for multicultural families
Badminton tournament opens for mul...
min
Photo News World
Emirates becomes official partner of 2018 Ryder Cup
Emirates becomes official partner ...
min
DOT in talks for staging of Pacquiao-Horn rematch in PH
DOT in talks for staging of Pacqui...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid attends endurance race in Euston Park, UK
Mohammed bin Rashid attends endura...
min
Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific C’ship anew   in 2018
Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pac...
min
PyeongChang Olympics wins new strongest ally -- the president
PyeongChang Olympics wins new stro...
min
Official mascot of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 unveiled
Official mascot of FIFA Club World...
min
Official FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 mascot to be unveiled Tuesday
Official FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2...
min
Badminton tournament opens for multicultural families
Badminton tournament opens for mul...
min
Photo News Opinion
Moon reiterates call for bipartisan efforts to deal with security issues
Moon reiterates call for bipartisa...
min
Moon says promulgation of Korean alphabet connects with spirit of democracy
Moon says promulgation of Korean a...
min
Unification minister urges N. Korea to allow family reunions
Unification minister urges N. Kore...
min
Korea celebrates National Foundation Day on October 3 in ceremonies nationwide
Korea celebrates National Foundati...
min
S. Korea's exports soar 35 pct in Sept. reach all-time high
S. Korea's exports soar 35 pct in ...
min
S. Korean president meets former POWs marking Armed Forces Day
S. Korean president meets former P...
min
Moon calls for increased deterrence against N. Korean nuclear provocations
Moon calls for increased deterrenc...
min
Moon urges bipartisan efforts to overcome N. Korean nuclear threat, ensure growth
Moon urges bipartisan efforts to o...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com