Hong Kong clarification / Foreign aid lessons / ASEAN integrity study

Hong Kong: Director’s Failure to Disclose Interest = Commercial Bribery? The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in HKSAR v. Luk Kin Peter Joseph (08/12/2016, FACC6/2016) has clarified the scope of agency under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and highlighted the importance of having proper disclosure of interest in group companies.

Anthony Poon, Bryan Ng, Cynthia Tang, Martin So, & Mini vandePol/Global Compliance News: https://globalcompliancenews.com/hong-kong-director-disclose-interest-commercial-bribery-20161221/

For Foreign Aid and Fighting Corruption, Less Is More (commentary).  "With respect to corruption in security and reconstruction projects, one of the clearest lessons [the U.S. learned in Iraq]—emphasized by the 2013 final report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), among others—was that smaller, short-term projects were more effective, and less susceptible to massive and debilitating corruption, than big, long-term projects."

Nino Monea/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2017/01/02/for-foreign-aid-and-fighting-corruption-less-is-more/

Launch of the Corporate Disclosure on Business Integrity in ASEAN study.  This study conducted jointly by the ASEAN CSR Network and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, National University of Singapore Business School focuses on the evaluation of level of disclosure of anti-corruption practices in five ASEAN countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Download the report here: http://asean-csr-network.org/c/images/CorporateDisclosureonBusinessIntegrityinASEANFINAL.pdf

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