Showing posts from November, 2015

[ap-intact] INFO: Corruption, bribery make up 25% of frauds in India - Kroll

Corruption and bribery account for more than 25 per cent of corporate frauds in India, according to a survey commissioned by New York-based risk consultancy firm Kroll Inc.

More from Sanjay Vijayakumar, in The Hindu.

[ap-intact] INFO: Former president admits need to rid Maldives of corruption

Maldives' ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who now heads the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives,moved to address the mass state corruption in the archipelago by admitting the pressing need to eradicate corruption within the government.

More from Fazeena Ahmed, in Haveeru Online.

[ap-intact] INFO: Myanmar anti-corruption agency says no plans to examine gov't employee assets

According to a news story in The Irrawaddy, Myanmar's Anti-Corruption Commission has no plans to scrutinize the assets of government employees in order to guard against potential graft, the agency’s head said, in response to a question from outgoing lawmaker Tin Maung Oo during a Lower House session.

More from May Sitt Paing, in The Irrawaddy.

Transparency International - Daily Corruption News (27 Nov 2015)

27 November 2015 Today's top story Kenya: Pope warns Kenyan youths against 'sugar of corruption'
Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to succumb to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies.

More news Global: Bitcoin's journey from money laundering appeal to teaching the banks
Australian Financial Review
China: Chinese activist Yang Maodong jailed for six years
China: King Coal’s misrule
Dominican Republic: Participación condena represión del Gobierno contra manifestantes anti corrupción (Participación condemns government repression of anti-corruption protesters)
7 Días (TI mention)
El Salvador: El Salvador breaks up corruption ring of judges, lawyers
Associated Press
Ukraine: Co…

Ethical Alliance Daily News (27 Nov 2015)


[ap-intact] INFO: India anti-corruption agency calls for mechanism to check corruption in private sector

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdhary has called for an internal audit system to red-flag and prevent wrong doings in India's private sector.

More in DNA India.

[ap-intact] INFO: (Bangladesh) 'Legal anomalies contribute to corruption, looting of money'

According to a story in The Financial Express, a former top central banker in Bangladesh said legal anomalies in the Banking Companies Act contribute to alleged corruption and looting of money deposited by customers with government-owned banks as the law has crippled Bangladesh Bank's (BB) authority.

More in The Financial Express.

[ap-intact] CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITIES: Asia-Pacific Reg'l Programme - Transparency International

[Facilitator's note: Thank you to Maren Thompson, Public Sector Integrity Programme Coordinator, Asia Pacific Department, Transparency International, for sharing this information.

AP-INTACT shares this information strictly as a service to members. To apply or know more, you may click on the links below. Please do not send your query or application to AP-INTACT. AP-INTACT is not responsible for the accuracy of the posted information and is not involved in any way in the selection practices/decisions of the sponsoring organisation.]

In January 2016, Transparency International will commence a four-year Asia Pacific Regional Programme entitled ‘Effective and Accountable Governance for Sustainable Growth’. The programme has the following four primary goals:

1.       Enhanced Social Accountability and Role of Civil Society

2.       Strengthened Anti-Corruption Legislation

3.       Strengthened Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Mechanisms

4.       Demonstrated Business Integrity

In order to facili…

Transparency International - Daily Corruption News (26 Nov 2015)

26 November 2015 Today's top story UK: Barclays fined $109 million for risk failings on 'elephant deal'
Barclays Plc was fined 72.1 million pounds ($109 million) by U.K. regulators for failing to fully probe a group of “politically exposed” ultra-high-net-worth clients tied to a 1.9 billion-pound transaction.

More news Brazil: Senior Brazilian senator and billionaire CEO both arrested for corruption
China: 91 suspected of corruption in China repatriated in past year
Asia News Network
India: 80% of India-based executives affected by fraud: Kroll report
Forbes India
Kenya: Pope Francis arrives in a Kenya fed up with graft
New York Times
Mexico: Mexico's weak laws hinder case against 'El Chapo’
USA Today (TI mention)
Thailand: Thai graft, royal insult …

WSJ - Corruption Currents: Deutsche Bank Settles U.S. Tax-Evasion Probe (25 Nov. 2015)

WSJ - Corruption Currents: Deutsche Bank Settles U.S. Tax-Evasion Probe (25 Nov. 2015). By Samuel Rubenfeld.

Ethical Alliance Daily News (26 Nov 2015)