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Anti-corruption CIO kicks off

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22.01.2021

Political neutrality and independence key to success

Kim Jin-wook started work Friday as the inaugural head of the new Corruption Investigation Office for High-ranking Officials (CIO) after receiving a certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae-in a day earlier. Kim's appointment comes in the wake of fierce conflict between the ruling and opposition parties over the establishment of the CIO and the selection of its first leader. The bone of contention has been whether the CIO will maintain the much-touted principle of political neutrality.

Wary of such concerns, Moon, while handing Kim the appointment letter, emphasized, "What is most important is how to keep the neutrality and independence" of the nascent investigative agency. Kim responded that he would pursue "political neutrality without siding with certain parties."........

© The Korea Times


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