Park Endorses Firing of KBS Chief

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday approved the request of the KBS board of directors to fire the broadcaster's president Gil Hwan-young.

The KBS board will now start looking for a replacement, to be endorsed by Park in due course.

Gil had refused to resign despite accusations of improper interference in news reporting and massive staff protests. / Jun. 11, 2014 11:13 KST