China graft-busters / Dimensions of corruption / Pakistan supreme court

China’s new graft-busters will have the power of interrogation.  A series of new committees set up to crack down on corruption will have interrogation and asset-seizure powers that are normally reserved for prosecutors and courts, according to a new directive from the top ­legislature.

Jun Mai/South China Morning Post:

Corruption and its dimension: Prevention and deterrence (op-ed).  "An independent and impartial judicial system, an independent anti-corruption agency, existence of grassroots "watchdog" organisations, a telephone "hot line" (like in the United Kingdom and Mexico), public opinion surveys (such as those carried out by Public Affairs Centre in Banglore, India or by the World Bank's Economic Development Institute in other countries) are some of the essential steps that can act as effective deterrent to corruption."

Dr Md Shamsul Arefin, Director General, Anti-Corruption Commission Bangladesh/The Financial Express:

Pakistan Supreme Court says NAB facilitating corruption, seeks gov't reply.  A two-member bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court has sought a reply from the government over National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) power of voluntary return while stating that the institution has become a facilitator of corruption.

Malaysia Sun:

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