Vietnam penal code / Malaysia plug / Indonesia political rights
INFO: Important changes under Vietnam's New Penal Code. To take effect on 1 July 2016, Vietnam's New Penal Code extends to those working in the private sector the application of certain corruption-related offences, including (i) embezzlement, (ii) receiving bribe, (iii) giving bribe (including bribes to foreign officials and officials of public international organisations), and (iv) bribery.
Read the article by Fred Burke, in Global Compliance News: http://globalcompliancenews.com/important-changes-under-the-new-penal-code-20160322/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklynewsletter
INFO: Call to plug leakages in Malaysia gov't procurements. Malaysia's anti-graft commission says it has discovered serious loopholes in the government procurement system that is widely open to abuse.
Read the story by Aliza Shah, in New Straits Times: http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/134312/macc-plug-leakages-procurements
INFO: Indonesia gov't urged to revoke political rights of corruption convicts, suspects. A legal and political expert has said ex-graft convicts and corruption suspects should not be allowed to run in local elections and if necessary, the government should revoke their political rights for life.
Read the story in The Jakarta Post: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/03/21/govt-urged-revoke-political-rights-ex-graft-convicts-corruption-suspects.html