[ap-intact] INFO: Korea watchdog briefs foreign firms on antigraft bill

The state-run anticorruption body on Thursday [26 Feb 2015] held a policy briefing for foreign businesses in Korea, at which it introduced antigraft policies to fight corruption including a hotly contested act against illegal solicitation by public officials. “The Korean government is making multidimensional endeavors for (creating) a transparent government and society in order to address various issues caused by corruption and support business activities,” said Lee Sung-bo, the head of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission. “To that end, we are making efforts for a rapid enactment of the ‘Act on the Prevention of Illegal Solicitation’ in order to prevent public officials from seeking unjust personal gains.”

Read the story by Yoon Min-sik, in The Korea Herald. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150226000856

See also:

"Flak over faulty jackets" (25 Feb 2015) editorial in Korea JoongAng Daily. http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2015/02/25/91/0200000000AEN20150225000700315F.html

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