Two corrupt PLA generals may be spared prosecution

Two People's Liberation Army (PLA) generals have resigned from Parliament after they were implicated in corruption scandals, but they could be spared prosecution as part of a leniency programme, a source with ties to the military told The Straits Times.

The National People's Congress (NPC) accepted the resignations of Lieutenant-General Rao Kaixun, Major-General Xu Xianghua and four civilian officials last month for "serious disciplinary violations" - a euphemism for corruption - according to the lawmaking body's website. The NPC's membership was cut to 2,963.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2019, with the headline 'Two corrupt PLA generals may be spared prosecution'. Subscribe