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Three officials dismissed for abuse of power


08:15, May 24, 2013

Three officials in a county in Henan province were dismissed from their posts on Wednesday, nearly three years after a local court convicted them for abuse of power.

In 2007, Hou Shaojun, deputy director of the bureau of housing and urban-rural development in Luoning county, Song Peng, another official with the bureau, and Niu Hongjun, an official with the department that manages local property rights for real estate projects, abused their power to allow a real estate developer — who did not go through the necessary procedures — to build and sell residential projects in the county.

A local court’s verdict in 2010 ruled that the three officials had abused their power. However, the officials remained in their posts after the verdict.

He Hongchao, a senior discipline inspection official with Hou’s bureau, was quoted as saying by Xinhua News Agency that he just took the current position and did not receive any information about the officials’ punishment.

"We worked with the county’s disciplinary authority only after the case was reported by media on May 20,” said He.

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EP at 2013-05-2524.205.130.*
Any dismissed public official who abuses power should be terminated from their post immediately
elee at 2013-05-24183.39.24.*
How ridiculous could it be under the "rules of laws"; and no wonder there are so many million cases of unresolved abuses and corruptions in China; but which are needing concrete focus!!

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