But such leaks are rare, and the government already has ample powers to investigate officials suspected of revealing especially sensitive information.
According to investigating officials, the arson attack followed a violent dispute between southern and northern Vietnamese refugees over the distribution of hot water.
There are some efforts to investigate and prosecute local police and officials suspected of involvement in human trafficking.
Six special prosecutors have investigated current or former high officials in the Reagan Administration.
Investigating officials said the lapse raised questions about arrest reporting procedures.
"They've been very good at prosecuting lower-level officials, but done nothing to investigate high-level officials."
Exactly how, she asks, do Soviet reporters investigate officials?
It operates in solemn secrecy and has sweeping authority to investigate public agencies and officials.
According to investigating officials, much of the impact was taken up by the sand filled blast barriers.
And it is even possible that an independent counsel could be named to investigate top officials.