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Auckland Transport officials guilty of corruption.  A company director and an Auckland Transport senior official have been found guilty of giving and accepting bribes of more than $1 million.

Radio New Zealand: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/320019/auckland-transport-officials-guilty-of-corruption

Local polls a must to tackle corruption say Nepal's development partners.  Various development partners in Nepal have stressed the need for holding credible and transparent local elections in order to combat corruption and ensure accountability in the country.

myRepublica: http://www.myrepublica.com/news/10752

Corruption control–is it feasible or a fantasy? (commentary)  "As attractive as it may appear in the short term, no government can afford to alienate people by restricting critique and dissent for too long except at its own peril. Governments that restrict freedom of speech and opinion not only protect the corrupt but also create Frankensteins for themselves."

Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director, TI Bangladesh/The Daily Star: http://www.thedailystar.net/perspective/corruption-control-it-feasible-or-fantasy-1327192

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