Whistleblower protection urged / Malaysia civil society / Korea anti-corruption drive
Whistleblower protection urged in Taipei workshop. A two-day workshop on protecting the safety and rights of top-level whistle-blowers opened 19 July 2017 in Taipei, hosted by the Agency Against Corruption and co-organized by the Papua New Guinea governmentto draft regulations that would live up to the spirit of the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Hsieh Chun-lin & Jake Chung/Taipei Times: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2017/07/20/2003674928
Malaysian civil society coalition calls for separate independent anti-corruption body. Governance, Integrity, Accountability and Transparency (GIAT), a coalition of civil societies, has called for the formation of an independent anti-corruption commission to tackle issues of corruption in the country.
Danial Albakri/The Star Online: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/07/19/civil-society-coalition-calls-for-separate-independent-anti-corruption-body/
Korea president initiates anti-corruption drive. The Moon Jae-in government has initiated inspections and audits into key projects carried out under the previous conservative administrations and corruption allegations involving them.
Kim Rahn/The Korea Times: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/07/356_233186.html