Civil servants fired in South Korean purge

South Korea's military-backed government announced Tuesday the largest firing of civil servants in the country's history following major purges in military, political, and other sectors in the recent months. Government Administration Minister Kim Yong-Hyu said 4,760 officials from various ministries and other administration departments were fired for corruption and inefficiency as part of an official "purification" drive. Last week, 232 senior public officials from the executive, judiciary, and legislative branches were dismissed.

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