By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae
President Moon Jae-in on June 22 said, "Anti-corruption drive is all the more important in the latter half of the administration. That's because governments are prone to lower their guard on their own during this time. We should persist to the end to complete the fair society that people desire."
He was speaking at the sixth Anti-Corruption Policy Consultative Council Meeting for Fair Society held at Cheong Wa Dae.
The president mentioned that Korea's rankings and scores saw record highs in the corruption perception indexes of international organizations. "It is very fortunate that our anti-corruption endeavors are being acknowledged internationally," he added.
"Anti-corruption reform is a task that we must ceaselessly push in order to increase transparency and fairness and achieve social unity."
The president said, "I urge the Anti-Corruption Policy Consultative Council for Fair Society to play the central role and do all that it can with strong determination until the end of my administration."
The meeting discussed things such as strong responses to antisocial and heinous crimes that hamper the restoration of livelihood and anti-corruption and a policy of fairness to overcome the national crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
On the launch of a task force by the Ministry of Justice and the prosecution to probe human rights, President Moon said, "As law-enforcement agencies have taken actions as the principal actors in their own reform, I hope they will cooperate and devise bold reform measures in line with their resolve to make this the first year for human rights-based investigations so that the people can actually sense change."