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Daily Corruption News - Transparency International (28 May 2015)

28 May 2015 Today's top story Global:Time for Sepp Blatter's reign at FIFA to end - 10 things to consider for Friday's election
Thomson Reuters Foundation (TI mention)
Transparency International is calling for Sepp Blatter to step down as FIFA president and to postpone the election for leadership of world football’s governing body after the U.S. Justice Department on May 27 indicted 14 people either working for or linked to FIFA, world football’s governing body.

More news Global:Corruption is leading indicator for political unrest, study finds
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Angola:Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence
Agence France-Presse
China:China’s most-wanted: nabbed in New Jersey
Bloomberg
Guatemala:Sectores se unen contra la corrupción (Sectors un…

The Ethical Alliance Daily (28 Maty 2015)

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Legislators from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Create a Regional Network to Fight Corruption and Strengthen Democracy

Ottawa, Canada – Legislators from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Serbia have signed a formal Memorandum of Co‑operation, to work together across borders to combat corruption and strengthen democratic institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  This is a critical first step in a broader effort for inter-parliamentary co-operation in the region.

Delegations from the seven parliaments met at a two-day summit, organized by the Serbian national chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Swiss Agency for Co-operation and Development, entitled Transparency and Accountability for Effective Oversight: Role of parliament.  The summit was held in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-22 May 2015.

“Corruption takes many forms, including money laundering, bribery, and influence peddling, and the World Bank estimates that the cross-border flow of the global proceeds fr…

[ap-intact] INFO: Indonesian president advances e-governance system to prevent corruption

President Joko Widodo said an integrated online system for central and local government budgeting, procurement, purchasing, auditing and taxation could strengthen monitoring and improve government accountability.

Read the story by Ina Parlina, in The Jakarta Post. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/05/27/jokowi-advances-e-governance-system-prevent-corruption.html

[ap-intact] INFO: Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (29 May 2015) – Solomon Islands, Fiji, PNG

Facilitator’s note: Thank you to Annika Wythes, Luisa Senibulu, and Samita Singh of the joint UNDP-UNODC Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project for sharing these updates.]

Solomon Islands: Government takes first step against corruption. The Solomon Islands government says it is taking the first step this week towards honoring its election promise to fight corruption in the country. http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/274620/solomons-government-takes-first-step-against-corruption

Solomon Islands: DCC Closer to Establishing Anti-Corruption Body. The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government says it is moving closer to establishing the country’s own independent anti-corruption body. http://www.sibconline.com.sb/d-c-c-closer-to-establish-anti-corruption-body/

Solomon Islands: Call to sack officials over bauxite export. A concerned Rennell landowner has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to remove Members of Parliament and senior government officers who have g…

[ap-intact] INFO: A Dilemma for China's Corruption Fighters

The thorny question facing China’s anti-corruption campaign: how far up the chain of command to go.

Read the story by Bo Zhiyue, in The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/a-dilemma-for-chinas-corruption-fighters/

[ap-intact] INFO: To avoid corruption, police general tells Philippine cops to be monogamous

To avoid the temptation of corruption, the officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police gave the 5,000-strong police force of Caraga (an administrative region of the Philippines on the northeastern portion of the island of Mindanao) a simple but time-tested piece of advice: Don't be a womanizer.

Read the story by Benedict Serrano, in CNN Philippines. http://cnnphilippines.com/regional/2015/05/22/PNP-OIC-Leonardo-Espina-gives-advice-to-Caraga-cops.html

[ap-intact] INFO: Indonesia anti-graft agency braces for challenges after court ruling

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is bracing for a flood of legal challenges from corruption convicts and suspects after a Jakarta court judge ruled that the agency's investigation of a graft suspect was illegal because the KPK used independent investigators no longer with the police or the Attorney General's Office.

Read the story by Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/us-indonesia-corruption-idUSKBN0OC16B20150527

Daily Corruption News (26 May 2015) - Transparency International

26 May 2015 Today's top story Angola:Angolan prosecutors seek one-month jail for activist
Agence France-Presse
Angolan prosecutors on Monday sought a suspended one-month jail sentence for anti-corruption activist Rafael Marques despite a deal to drop defamation charges against him, his lawyer said.

More news Israel:Corruption is institutionalized, say activists, as Israeli ex-prime minister is jailed
Vice (TI mention)
Kenya:Kenya's anti-graft body says two ministers should be charged
Reuters
Russia:Russian space industry 'collapsing' following $1.8bn corruption scandal
International Business Times
UK:Bank of England shake-up aims to boost transparency
Financial Times
US:Big banks shut border branches in effort to avoid dirty money
Wall Street Journal

Ethical Alliance Daily News (26 May 2015)

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