Nepalese King Gyanendra has vowed to crackdown on corruption and poverty as he held his first cabinet meeting since seizing power.
State run media said Saturday the cabinet adopted a plan to create jobs and distribute land. The media say part of the plan will be paid for with seized property amassed through corruption.
King Gyanendra dismissed the government last Tuesday and declared a state of emergency. He has also suspended most civil rights and put the media under army control. The king blamed the former government of failing to stop a bloody nine-year old Maoist rebellion. He has promised to bring the rebels to the peace table and restore democracy within three years.
The international community and a number of human rights groups and Nepalese politicians have condemned the king's moves.