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South Korea lawmakers dismantle roadblock to prosecutorial reform

Top prosecutor's disciplinary hearing delayed amid fairness concerns

SEOUL -- South Korean lawmakers on Thursday pushed through legislation that will finally allow the creation of a new body to handle high-level corruption investigations, a centerpiece of the government's effort to curb the country's powerful prosecutors' office.

The Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking Officials is now cleared to be set up as early as next month.

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