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Seoul education chief hopeful unfit for post: Daughter

Published on Jun 2, 2014 11:19 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - The frontrunner in Wednesday's election to be Seoul's education supremo has had his campaign rocked by his own daughter accusing him of being a negligent father unfit to hold the office.

With just days to go before polling, Koh Seung Duk, a celebrity lawyer and former lawmaker, was clear favourite to become the capital city's next superintendent of schools - a powerful post in education-obsessed South Korea.

But his chances took a battering at the weekend when his estranged 27-year-old daughter claimed in a Facebook posting that he "never partook in the education of his own children".

Candy Koh - raised in the US by Koh's ex-wife who divorced him when Candy was 11 - said she had "next to no memories" of her father behaving as a parent before or after the divorce.

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