Former President Chun Doo-hwan delayed apologizing to the nation Monday for corruption during his rule because he has had trouble finding a place to live in rural exile, news reports said.

Leading newspapers quoted Chun's aides as saying his apology to the nation had been delayed until Wednesday to give him more time to find a safe haven in the countryside.Chun, who stepped down as president in February at the end of a seven-year term, is expected to apologize to the nation for corruption and other abuses under his authoritarian government.