New PM Donates W100 Million to Charity

Chung Hong-won Chung Hong-won

Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, who started his official duties on Wednesday, donated W100 million to the Community Chest of Korea (US$1=W1,085).

That makes him the 258th member of the charity's Honor Society, an exclusive group of individuals who have donated more than W100 million.

A spokesman at the Prime Minister's Office claimed, "We did not want people to find out about the donation, but had to reveal it since some reporters photographed the prime minister entering the Community Chest of Korea building."

Chung said, "The position of prime minister is one that serves the public and I intend to start by sharing and volunteering."

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 28, 2013 11:11 KST