North Korea corruption / Indonesia resource management / Thailand migrant workers

Foreign investors leave North Korea, citing corruption, 'lack of common sense'.  Foreign investors who were once lured by promises of high returns in a North Korean city are leaving after suffering heavy losses, according to a South Korean press report.

Indonesia Receives Satisfactory Marks in Extractive Resource Management. Indonesia scored better than average in managing its extractive resources, reflecting good governance and adequate transparency, according to an index released by the New York-based Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).

Thailand -- Punish corruption, not migrant workers (opinion).  "That the Labour Ministry and the country's top leadership failed to foresee how this big-stick policy would wreak havoc on the economy shows their top-down, ivory tower mentality -- and their deep prejudices against migrant workers."

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