SEOUL-- A parliamentary committee on Monday adopted a report on the outcome of its confirmation hearing for prosecutor general-nominee Moon Moo-il, clearing the way for his official appointment.

The National Assembly's legislation and judiciary committee made the publication, a crucial procedure before President Moon Jae-in formally appoints him.

During his hearing earlier in the day, the nominee vowed to restore public trust in the prosecution long criticized for alleged political bias.

Reforming the prosecution is one of the president's key election pledges.

The liberal president has vowed to address prosecutors' monopoly of the authority to investigate and indict criminals by empowering the police with the right to carry out independent probes. Currently, police can conduct their investigations only under the prosecution's supervision.

Source: Yonhap News Agency