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Philippines underperforms vs illicit trade – survey.  The Philippines lacks the capability to verify eligible traders, making corruption in its borders rampant and helping proliferate illicit trade that take away revenues, a new survey found.

Prinz Magtulis/PhilStar:

Corruption eradication yet to improve under Jokowi’s presidency, says watchdog
.  Two years after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla entered office, there has been no significant improvement in Indonesia’s war against corruption, Indonesia Corruption Watch said.

Marguerite Afra Sapiie/The Jakarta Post:

Nepal suspends anti-corruption chief
.  The head of Nepal's anti-corruption commission has been suspended after lawmakers accused him of abusing his position and lodged a motion to impeach him, a parliament spokesman said.

AFP/Business Standard:

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