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China anti-corruption campaign backfires.  "Xi Jinping’s high profile anti-corruption campaign has fallen short of its stated goal and appears to be doing more harm than good to the image of China’s Communist party, according to new academic research and an analysis of official statistics."
Hudson Lockett/Financial Times:


Perception of corruption [in Malaysia]: All it takes are a few bad apples (op-ed).  "Chief Secretary to the Government, Ali Hamsa was technically correct when he said the public should not regard all the 1.61 million civil servants in the country as corrupt because of the involvement of a few individuals in malpractice."
TK Chua/Free Malaysia Today:


Thai junta under scrutiny amid allegations of exorbitant spending, nepotism.  The allegations threaten to erode the military government's credibility, say critics, including civil society groups.
Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat/Reuters:

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