S. Korean government to revise media affairs guidelines to limit leaks of investigation details

South Korea’s ruling party and the
government will revise guidelines for prosecutors to restrict leaks or the
disclosure of details of investigations to the media at a meeting today the two
sides said the move is aimed at reforming the prosecution and better
protect people’s rights and meas prosecutors will be strictly regulated
while the details of probes will not be known until a trial begins but the two
sides agreed that this new measure will take effect after the investigation into
the family of newly appointed Justice Minister Cho gook regarding allegations
of dubious investments in a private equity fund and fabrication of his
daughter’s academic records however the issue has become a center of debate with
some questioning whether the changes were solely for the new minister’s
benefit the two sides rejected such claims saying the move was drawn up
under the previous justice minister

Maurice Vega

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