Nepal removal / Dev't aid corruption / Thailand death penalty

Nepal Supreme Court removes anti-graft chief.  In a historic verdict, Nepal’s top court ordered the removal of the country’s anti-corruption head from his post, saying that he did not meet qualifications required to hold the powerful post.

The Hindu:

Reducing Corruption in the Use of Development Aid: The Payment by Results Model (opinion).  "In searching for alternative models for distributing aid in light of the aid-corruption paradox, some donors have turned to yet another approach: payments by results (PbR)."

Carina Bentata Gryting/Global Anticorruption Blog:

Thailand one step closer to approving death penalty for corrupt politicians.  The Thai government appointed a National Reform Steering Assembly that passed a proposal under which politicians found guilty of corruption involving more than $27.9 million could face the death penalty.

The Cable:

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