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INFO: Korea opposition party to propose bill to fight defense corruption.  The main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea plans to propose a bill by next week aimed at treating corruption in the defense industry as a criminal act benefiting the enemy, a lawmaker said.

Kim Hyo-jin/The Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/06/116_206367.html

INFO: Sri Lanka needs special courts to try corrupts, says minister.  Sri Lanka needs special courts to expedite trials of graft cases involving former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa's aides who were allegedly indulged in mass- scale corruption, a senior minister has said.

PTI/Business Standard: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/sri-lanka-needs-special-courts-to-try-corrupts-minister-116061200364_1.html

INFO: Lessons in right-to-information from Bangladesh. Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI) of Bangladesh has launched a new publication and video, Tearing the Veil of Secrecy - Lessons Learnt, a compilation of the background and proceedings of the first ever Right-to-Information camp in Bangladesh. The publication is available at http://mrdibd.org/publications/Lessons-Learnt-RTI.pdf.  The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUnbD4CMo8Y&feature=youtu.be.

Thank you to Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI, for sharing this information. For more information about MRDI, visit www.mrdibd.org and https://www.facebook.com/bdmrdi.

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