South Korea: Justice Minister to resume fighting corruption

(MENAFN) Attempts to root out corruption and tackle previous governments' offenses have been pledged Monday by Justice Minister Park Sang-ki to remain in progress next year.

In his New Year's message, the minister declared "in the coming year, Korea will leap to a higher level in every sector with accomplishments in the crackdown on major corruption cases and reforms."

The prosecution started conducting an investigation into a series of corruption cases linking both past conservative governments as soon as President Moon Jae-in took office in May.

The minister stated "I'd say that the investigations into such cases have helped restore constitutional values and the basic order of democracy." He then pleaded "I ask all of my officials to concentrate on rooting out corruption and irregularities, such as the recent cases of illicit hiring in public and financial firms, which greatly undermine social trust."



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