S Korea prepares for corruption clampdown

Pressure is coming on the South Korean parliament to pass a bill which would increase the punishment handed out to civil servants who take bribes.

Keith Homan

Corruption remains a significant problem in the country and the president is one of those urging law-makers to pass the bill. Chang Yoo-sik, a lawyer at the campaign group People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, said: ‘If passed, it will bring a revolutionary change to our society by putting a knife to our connection-oriented culture.’ Source: Financial Times

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