Cheong Wa Dae has more than doubled the security detail for President Moon Jae-in once he retires to his private home in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province next May.
Moon will be given 65 bodyguards rather than the 27 assigned to his predecessors when they left office.
Cheong Wa Dae says more personnel is needed to replace auxiliary police officers who normally guard the perimeter of presidents’ retirement homes.
These used to be conscripts, but that system of alternative military service is being phased out.
Moon urged his staff in a meeting Tuesday to check the plan “meticulously” since taxpayers’ money is being spent.
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