Lee reshuffles 2 top posts at spy agency
President Lee Myung-bak reshuffled two top posts at South Korea's main intelligence agency Monday in a shake-up that also affected five other vice-ministerial posts, his spokesman said.
Nam Joo-hong, a former well-known security scholar who has so far served as ambassador to Canada, was named the first deputy chief of the National Intelligence Service, while Cha Moon-hee, a veteran intelligence official, was tapped as the agency's second deputy chief, presidential spokesman Park Jeong-ha said.
The spy agency's first and second deputy chiefs are in charge of its overseas and domestic operations, respectively.
Kim Eung-gweon, a senior official at the education and science ministry, was promoted as the first vice minister, former Army General Kim Il-saeng was named chief of the Military Manpower Administration and senior finance ministry official Kang Ho-in was named to head the Public Procurement Service.
Seoul police chief Lee Kang-deok was tapped to head the Coast Guard.
Lee also replaced three presidential secretaries in charge of protocol, policing and education. (Yonhap)