India rush / Singapore trying hard / Pakistan nod

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Indians Rush Frantically to Launder Their ‘Black Money’.  Indians’ ingenuity is being mightily tested as they rush to save their “black money,” stashes of hundreds of thousands, even millions, of rupees they have accumulated without paying taxes.

Geeta Anand/New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/asia/modi-rupees-india-corruption.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2

Thank you to Elodie Beth, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, for sharing this information.

Lee Hsien Loong: Trying hard to keep Singapore free from corruption.  “We try very hard,” said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when asked how Singapore prides itself as one of the least-corrupt countries in the world.

The Malay Mail Online: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/lee-hsien-loong-trying-hard-to-keep-singapore-free-from-corruption

Pakistan province gives nod to anti-corruption agency.  Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab Province, gave a green signal for setting up an ‘Anti-Corruption Agency’ in the province as an independent and autonomous institution.

Dawn: http://www.dawn.com/news/1299523/cm-gives-nod-to-anti-corruption-agency

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