Chinese village cadre fired after son's wedding excesses
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese village Communist Party official was fired after reports of his son's three-day, US$260,000 (S$324,493) wedding emerged, state media reported.
The official Xinhua News Agency said that the party discipline inspection commission in Beijing's Chaoyang district made the ruling on Tuesday against Mr Ma Linxiang, a deputy party director in the village of Qingheying.
The extravagance came at a time when China's leadership has warned party officials not to flaunt excesses that stoke public anger.
Though the local discipline inspection commission found no evidence that Ma used public funds for the wedding, it said the extravagance of the celebration ran counter to the party's strictures.