Korea investigative body / Afghanistan strategy questioned / Nepal corruption case

S. Korea to investigate corruption of ranking officials.  The government plans to set up an independent body to investigate corruption and influence-peddling involving high-level government officials within this year as part of the top 100 policy goals to be announced by the State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee, which served as President Moon Jae-in’s de facto transition team.

Watchdogs question Afghanistan govt’s anti-graft strategy.  The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) has criticized the Afghan government’s anti-corruption approach, saying the lack of a working strategy has resulted in a stalemate in terms of fighting the scourge.  

Nepal's anti-graft body files corruption case of over 100 million U.S. dollars against senior officials.  Nepal's anti-graft agency filed a corruption case of over 100 million U.S. dollars at the Special Court against three persons including a senior government official on charges of embezzling revenue and settling taxes in a questionable way, the biggest ever corruption case in the country's history, officials of the Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority said.

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