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Parliament adopts hearing report for science minister nominee

A parliamentary committee on Monday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Science, ICT and Future Planning Minister nominee Yoo Young-min, clearing the way for his official appointment.

The adoption of the report is a key procedure before President Moon Jae-in formally appoints him.

This photo, taken on July 4, 2017, shows Science, ICT and Future Planning Minister nominee Yoo Young-min speaking during a parliamentary confirmation hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)
This photo, taken on July 4, 2017, shows Science, ICT and Future Planning Minister nominee Yoo Young-min speaking during a parliamentary confirmation hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

During his hearing last Tuesday, Yoo was grilled over a series of alleged ethical lapses, including tax evasion and his wife's false address registration, some of which he flatly denied. (Yonhap)
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