Top S. Korean military officials face golf probe amid soaring tensions with N. Korea
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea is probing reports that top military officials played golf last weekend instead of tending to surging tensions with North Korea, a presidential spokesman said Monday.
Various newspapers reported that a military golf course in Seoul was crowded with senior army officers, including ranking generals, on Saturday and Sunday.
South Korea is currently bracing for a possible military provocation from North Korea, which has announced it is scrapping the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, as well as separate peace pacts signed with Seoul.
"The office of the senior civil affairs secretary has immediately launched an inquiry to determine what has exactly happened regarding the reports about military golf," presidential spokesman Yoon Chang Jung told reporters.