Roh says accepts Samsung special prosecutor bill

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SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said on Tuesday he would not veto a parliament bill creating a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of bribery by Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate.

Parliament voted on Friday to allow an independent counsel investigate Samsung after a former top legal executive accused it of bribing public officials. Samsung has denied the accusations.

''I have decided not to seek reconsideration (of the independent counsel bill),'' Roh said in a nationally televised news conference.

But Roh said the system of special prosecutors was inherently flawed and wasteful and that parliament should pass a bill he had proposed on creating a permanent government agency empowered to investigate sitting and former public officials.

Presidential aides had said Roh, who has about three months left in office, was leaning towards vetoing the bill, but political analysts said parliament had the two-thirds majority required to override the veto.


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