India pending cases / Pakistan lifetime ban / Malaysia agency independence

300 corruption cases pending for two decades across India.  As many as 300 cases related to corruption are pending for the last 20 years in 80 courts across the country, according to the Central Vigilance Commission, adding that around 3,500 cases have been pending for more than five years in different courts.

The Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/300-corruption-cases-pending-for-20-years-across-india-cvc/articleshow/56394931.cms

Pakistan proposes lifetime ban on convicts of corruption from holding any public or government office.  Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said this amendment in article 25 (A) of the National Accountability Bureau ordinance was proposed to fight the menace of corruption.

Radio Pakistan: http://www.radio.gov.pk/07-Jan-2017/govt-s-resolve-on-curbing-corruption-life-time-ban-on-convicts-of-corruption-from-holding-any-public-or-government-office-proposed

Time for MACC to be independent, says Amanah leader.  The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission should be an independent entity solely responsible to parliament instead of the current practice of having to report to the Prime Minister’s Department, says Amanah strategy director Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Free Malaysia Today: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/01/07/time-for-macc-to-be-independent-says-amanah-leader/

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