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[ap-intact] INFO: Malaysia to set up Anti-Corruption Secretariat Council in educational institutions
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission will set up the Anti-Corruption Secretariat Executive Council in institutions of higher learning next year to raise awareness on corrupt practices among young people.
Richard Bistrong, a writer, speaker, and blogger on anti-bribery compliance issues, contributes the following guest post: As the recent OECD Foreign Bribery Report made clear, debarment (prohibiting the defendant company or individual to engage in future government contracting) is very rarely used as a sanction in foreign bribery cases, most likely because prosecutors worry that debarment would be an excessive penalty that would often do too much collateral damage to innocent parties. I have argued that debarment can and should be used more frequently, and that the legitimate concerns about disproportionate punishment can be addressed by using various forms of “partial debarment.” In a recent post, Professor Stephenson draws attention to a number of potential shortcomings to my proposal. While I agree with some of his points, I think he understates the ways in which debarment—as distinct from fines or other monetary penalties—can have a distinctive deterrent effect on forei…
Addis Ababa — The role of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in attaining good governance in Africa as well as the need for good governance itself in conducting the civil registration processes across the continent, will come under review at a regional conference slated for the 7th to the 9th of February 2015 in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire. Read more in All Africa. http://allafrica.com/stories/201502061554.html