Chinese village cadre probed after son's wedding
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese village Communist Party official came under investigation after his son's three-day, US$260,000 (S$ 324,769) wedding was exposed, state media reported late on Monday.
The official Xinhua News Agency said that the party discipline inspection commission in Beijing's Chaoyang district would investigate 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. In China's pervasive culture of corruption, weddings have become a front for bribe taking in the form of lavish wedding gifts.
Ma told state media that his wealthy in-laws footed the majority of the bills for the nuptials last week.