The revolutionary military junta which seized power in South Korea May 16, consolidated its hold on the country May 21 when a 15-wan Cabinet of military officers was formally sworn into office by General Chang Do Yung, chairman of the revolutionary military committee, who has assumed the offices of Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
BACK V..Members of the new cabinet salute Korean flag.
SCU General Chang Do Yung presents credentials to newly appointed members. Four shots.
CU Retired Lt.General Kim - new Foreign Minister and another officer seated.
CU General Chang Do Yung swears in new cabinet members.
CU PAN ALONG.. members during swearing in ceremony
SCU Chang Do Yung salutes new cabinet members.
CU Chang Do Yung makes speech.
GV Newly appointed cabinet.
SV Chang Do Yung and new cabinet leave building and pose on steps..two shots.
SV AND FRONT V..new cabinet in group
SV PAN OVER .. crowd and armed troops outside Government building.
GV PAN..crowd and armed troops in jeeps.
CU PAN..Chang Do Yung into jeep, salutes crowd and leaves
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Background: The revolutionary military junta which seized power in South Korea May 16, consolidated its hold on the country May 21 when a 15-wan Cabinet of military officers was formally sworn into office by General Chang Do Yung, chairman of the revolutionary military committee, who has assumed the offices of Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
During a brief ceremony at the Assembly Hall in Seoul, General Chang handed each Minister - 11 of them generals, two colonels, and one naval captain - their patents of office. They then took an oath pledging patriotism, anti-communism, friendship with all South Korea's allies, and building up the country's economic strength.
President Yun Posun, who May 20 assumed the Presidency again after announcing his resignation 20 hours previously, did not attend the swearing-in ceremony. Later it was reported that he was unwell, though not seriously, and is confined to bed at his home.
Meanwhile, the 32-man revolutionary military committee issued its eighteenth decree introducing harsh measures against Communism which it declared to be a crime against the State. This is part of severe security measures introduced by the new regime to prevent a counter coup. Large scale arrests have been made. Dr. John Chang the former Prime Minister, is under house-arrest, and Ministers and vice-Ministers of the ousted Cabinet have been detailed. Altogether about 3,500 people have been rounded up since the take-over.