Korea pharmaceuticals / Dishonesty factors / Thailand monks investigation

US watchdogs take note of corruption in Korean pharmaceuticals
The criminal and civil charges brought against Novartis Korea -- recently penalized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare with a 55.1 billion won ($48 million) fine for providing kickbacks to doctors for prescribing its medication -- have directed U.S. federal agencies’ attention to the Korean pharmaceutical industry.

Factors affecting the decision to act dishonestly (opinion).  "With funding from the Thailand Research Fund, the Thailand Development Research Institute conducted a study on factors affecting the decision to be dishonest, with a focus on transparency and monitoring -- the two factors associated with corruption prevention measures."
Boonwara Sumano, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute/Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1268179/factors-affecting-the-decision-to-act-dishonestly

Thai Junta Seeks to Force Temples to Open Their Finances.  Thailand's military government will propose a law to force its tens of thousands of Buddhist temples -- which get billions of dollars in annual donations and have been hit by scandals ranging from murder to sex to drugs to improper financial dealings -- to declare their finances, the head of the National Office of Buddhism told Reuters.

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