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Cabinet to approve law revision allowing for posthumous promotion for retired police officers

The Cabinet approved a revision to the law on police appointment Tuesday to make it possible to award posthumous promotions not only to officers killed in the line of duty but also to retired officers who die with injuries sustained while on duty.

So far, special posthumous promotion has been possible only when police officers are killed while on duty. But the proposed revision to the decree on police appointment calls for awarding the benefit to officers even after they die following retirement.


Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon presided over a Cabinet meeting to approve the revision.

The revision also calls for appointing substitutes for female officers not only when they take a leave of absence to deliver a baby or raise children but also when they take time off for illness, or for having a miscarriage or a stillbirth.

Other legislative measures approved in Tuesday's Cabinet meeting include a regulation requiring builders to include information on whether their buildings are earthquake-resistant when they run advertisements. (Yonhap)