Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Sunday denied allegations he was deliberately refraining from investigating opposition politicians caught up in a corruption scandal related to Korea’s largest hedge fund.
In its latest economic survey of Korea, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Korea has “stepped up” its fight against corruption recently, but added that “challenges remain.”
The ruling party has withdrawn its appointment of a lawyer to a committee that will recommend candidates to lead a new investigation agency, following media reports that he represented an alleged sex offender.
The ruling party on Monday started the process to recommend candidates to head the new investigation agency for senior public servants, despite ongoing protests from the opposition.
The ruling party on Monday vowed to launch a new agency in charge of investigating senior public servants as scheduled next month, regardless of whether the opposition party continues refusing to participate in the process.
The Korean Council for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, a civic group once headed by Yoon Mee-hyang, a lawmaker-elect accused of corruption, turned out to have had a meeting over drinks and Japanese cookies...
Former justice minister and presidential aide Cho Kuk attended a court hearing Friday for the first time since he was indicted on charges related to his daughter's academic credentials and a suspended inspection into a corruption case.
The Democratic Party (DP) and its satellite offshoot Citizen Party (CP) filed a criminal complaint to the prosecution on Wednesday to investigate Yang Jung-suk, a proportional lawmaker-elect recently expelled by the CP.