The assembly′s judiciary committee held
a one－day confirmation hearing for justice minister nominee Kim Hyun－woong…， the
current head of the Seoul High Prosecutors′ Office.
During the hearing， the nominee vowed to strengthen law and order and eradicate corruption.
He also said chronic corruption has been a major stumbling block for Korea… and pledged
to focus on fostering a fair and transparent society.
Lawmakers also questioned him about the potential need for a special prosecutor to investigate
a recent high－profile bribery scandal，… to which he said he′d respect whatever decision
is made by the parliament. The justice minister post has been vacant
since last month，… when former Justice Minister Hwang Kyo－ahn resigned to become
the current prime minister.