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Corruption Is Holding ASEAN Back (op-ed).  "Pervasive and deep-rooted corruption constitutes a major challenge for economic growth and development in the ASEAN region."

Francesco Checchi, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser for Southeast Asia, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime/The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/corruption-is-holding-asean-back/

Thailand faces uphill battle on anti-corruption campaign.  Recent scandals show that Thai military junta has much to do to tackle graft.

Peter Janssen/Nikkei: http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Thailand-faces-uphill-battle-on-anti-corruption-campaign

Philippines suspends war on drugs while police corruption is eradicated.  President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his violent war on drugs, to allow police units in the Philippines time to root out corruption within their own ranks.

Gabriel Samuels/Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-rodrigo-duterte-war-on-drugs-suspend-police-corruption-eradicate-scallywags-a7553826.html

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