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Through public-private cooperation, ACRC is to rebuild anti-corruption network

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10-08-2017
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[Press release] “Through public-private cooperation, ACRC is to rebuild anti-corruption network”

ACRC Chairperson Pak Un Jong will talk with civic groups on the new administration’s anti-corruption policies on July 21.

 

Chairperson Pak Un Jong of the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) will meet with anti-corruption civic organizations and ask them to play a key role in giving a boost to the nation’s integrity campaign.
 

The ACRC said on July 20 that the Commission will hold a meeting with Korea’s major anti-corruption civil organizations at 10am July 21 in ACRC Seoul Complaints Center.

 

The meeting will be attended by nine major anti-corruption civic organizations, Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ), Transparency International Korea, HungSaDan Transparency Movement, YMCA Korea Federation, Korea Manifesto, Citizen’s Coalition for Better Government,  Korean National Council of Women, Green Consumer Network in Korea, and Whistleblower Practice Movement.
 

Especially, five civic organizations* including the CCEJ have been very active in their anti-corruption campaigns to the extent that during the last presidential campaign they suggested 12 anti-corruption policies to presidential candidates. So the ACRC expects that practical discussion on the new administration’s anti-corruption policies will be made at the meeting. 
   * Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Transparency International Korea, HungSaDan Transparency Movement, Korea YMCA Federation

 

An official from the ACRC said, “Even though Korea suffered a national crisis caused by intervention in state affairs by the former president’s confidante, it overcame the crisis in a peaceful and democratic manner thanks to its capacity to fight corruption from the entire society including the executive, legislative, and judiciary branch of the government and civil society.” He added “I hope the meeting will be an opportunity to re-establish anti-corruption system based on a public-private partnership and to move Korea toward a transparent nation.”

 

Meanwhile, the ACRC plans to take this meeting as an opportunity to gather opinions from the civil society on the new administration’s anti-corruption policies and discuss measures for the development of sustainable anti-corruption public-private governance, thereby reaffirming its will to end corruption through public-private cooperation.