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Moral psychology lessons / Community development agreements / Asia update 2017

Lessons of Moral Psychology for Anticorruption Strategy (commentary).  "When people act in accordance with their own moral standards, their brain-reward centers are activated, which may explain why individuals value honesty and desire to live ethically at their own eyes." Luana Vargas Macedo/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2017/09/18/lessons-of-moral-psychology-for-anticorruption-strategy/
Model Language for an Anticorruption Citizen Suit Provision in Community Development Agreements (commentary).  "[Community Development Agreements]  should include anticorruption clauses that would give recognized community members the right to sue as third party beneficiaries in the case of corruption."
Michael Maruca/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2017/09/11/model-language-for-an-anticorruption-citizen-suit-provision-in-community-development-agreements/
Asia Anti-Bribery and Corruption Update 2017.  This briefi…

Macao ill-wind / China-US financial corruption / Wildlife crime

Economic Uncertainty Returns to Macau as Beijing Escalates Anti-Corruption Drive (commentary).  "Another ill-wind blew past the Cotai strip last week as analysts warned that Beijing had 'escalated significantly' its anti-corruption campaign, injecting uncertainty into the casino resort industry in Macau." David Sheldon/Casino.org: https://www.casino.org/news/uncertainty-returns-to-macau-as-beijing-escalates-anti-corruption-drive
Financial corruption in China, US are two sides of the same coin (commentary).  "The ongoing fight against the extent of financial corruption in both China and the US poses particular challenges that are unique to both systems."
Peter Guy/South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/2111558/financial-corruption-china-us-are-two-sides-same-coin
To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'. Global authorities seek to 'pick the pocket of the traffickers and try to freeze them i…

Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (29 October 2017): Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

These updates are provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Anti-Corruption Project for Southeast Asia, and the joint UNODC - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, with support of the Australian Government. If a link below does not work, please copy and paste the link into your browser's address bar instead. Get AP-INTACT posts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/apintactnetwork) FIJI: Shocking statistics released by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service.  Chief Executive Officer Visvanath Das says while 341,251 wage and salary earners in the country are paying their income taxes as required because their taxes are deducted at source by the employers, many companies and businesses are not doing the same. http://fijivillage.com/news-feature/Shocking-statistics-released-by-the-Fiji-Revenue-and-Customs-Service-92r5ks/ Loopholes discovered in Nadi's financial operations.  It's been revealed t…