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President Lee's top political aide named new home minister

President Lee Myung-bak on Tuesday named his top political advisor, Maeng Hyung-kyu, as new minister for public administration and security to oversee the country's police and administrative affairs.

Lee also tapped Choi Joong-kyung, ambassador to the Philippines, to be his new senior secretary for economic affairs, Lee's office announced.

The ministerial post for public administration has been vacant since Lee Dal-gon quit his job earlier this month to run in the June 2 local elections.

Maeng, a former television reporter, anchor and lawmaker, has served as the president's top secretary for political affairs at Cheong Wa Dae since 2008.

Choi, a veteran finance official, has been Seoul's top envoy to Manila since the same year.

His appointment would allow presidential policy chief Yoon Jin-shik, who has been doubling as senior secretary for the economy, to focus on coordinating the government's various policies on the economy, education and culture, according to Cheong Wa Dae. [YONHAP]

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