South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan
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South Korea FM offers to resign

The South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan, has offered to resign after it was revealed that his daughter was offered a job in his ministry.

Yu Hyun-sun, 35, was given a post as a mid-ranking civil servant, prompting allegations of nepotism.

Ms Yu was rejected when she originally applied, but was later given the job after another hiring process.

Mr Yu, while denying any wrongdoing, has apologised for allowing the impression to arise.

John Sudworth reports.

  • 04 Sep 2010