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Strictly Dealing with Financial Corruption with No Exception

Strictly Dealing with Financial Corruption with No Exception

Posted October. 06, 2001 08:52,   


President Kim Dae-Jung stated yesterday that the government ``will deal with the recent financial corruption cases by the law and principle without exception.``

President Kim remarked in his administrative policy speech for the budget 2002 read by the Prime Minister, ``Corrupted government officials will be strictly punished regardless of their ranks and the Anti-Corruption Committee, which will be established by January next year, will work for the improvement of unreasonable environments and system that could induce the corruptions.``

President also expressed his expectation for `the ruling and opposition parties create a genuine measure for the political reformation for the sake of win-win politics beyond the partisan interests` saying ``first of all, at least the issues on the economy and the Inter-Korean relationship require of nonpartisan cooperation.``

President Kim also revealed his plan to make an effort for the further developed cooperation between the military authorities, which is necessary for the implementation of the Inter-Korean cooperation projects and the Inter-Korean infra constructions.

In terms of the economic matters, ``the investment of the national budget will be concentrated on large government projects and construction of roads, harbors, airports, and subways, which will significantly influence on the economic recovery. The government will execute all the budget of this year, limiting unused money and the reserve carried forward, and will spend all the revised supplementary budget of 5 trillion won by the end of this year.``

Yun Seung-Mo ysmo@donga.com