01 June 2017

News Story: Moon's policy planning panel calls for sweeping reform of spy agency

SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's policy planning advisory panel on Wednesday called for a wholesale reform of the country's spy agency long suspected of meddling in politics to support the ruling elites.

The State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee received a policy briefing from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), during which it stressed the need to revamp the agency's overall operations, including its management of budgets, personnel and policy divisions.

"Today, we will strongly call for reform and keep on checking it," Rep. Kim Byung-kee of the ruling Democratic Party, a senior member of the committee's subpanel in charge of security affairs, told reporters.

"There are more than 100 things such as personnel, organizational structure and budgets ... We will check each and every one of them," he added.

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