Posted February. 24, 2005 22:40,
Seventy-five point three percent of first level public servants have increased their assets, including President Roh.
According to the report by the Public Official Ethics Committee, 447 senior officials among a total of 594 saw their assets increased. Eighty-seven of them had more than a 100-million won hike over a 12-month period.
One hundred forty-seven officials (24.7%) saw their assets decreased, and 28 of them lost more than 100 million won.
President Roh`s assets amounted to 734.85 million won, a 58.16 million won increase from last year. Combining the amount of increase from a year ago, Roh has increased his assets by 466.95 million won since his inauguration in February 2003. The detailed data will be released through official gazette on February 25.