Prosecutors investigating alleged irregularities in the administration of former President Chun Doo-hwanfiled bribery charges Thursday against three former government officials, including two ex-cabinet members.

Arrested were former transportation minister Cha Kyu-hun, former construction minister Kim Chong-ho and Han Kyu-bong, formerly a ranking official at the state-run Korea Housing Corp., officials said. Also arrested were two businessmen accused of bribing them.Investigators said Cha, 59, a retired four-star general and former deputy army chief of staff who played a key role in Chun's rise to power, received more than $735,000 in December 1987 for allegedly helping the two businessmen acquire a license for a golf course.

Construction permits and business licenses for golf courses are under the jurisdiction of the transportation ministry.