Malaysia objection / Vietnam red tape / Preventing dev't corruption

Malaysia anti-graft agency objects to setting up new integrity department.  The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has objected to plan to set up the National Integrity and Good Governance Department, saying the budget can be better used to improve existing enforcement agencies.
The Star Online: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/26/macc-objects-to-setting-up-the-national-integrity-and-good-governance-department/

Vietnam to cut business red tape to support SMEs.  Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to cut in half the 1,200 conditions currently imposed on business and investment red tape in an effort to simplify the administrative process, especially for private, small and medium enterprises.
Nikkei Asian Review: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Vietnam-to-cut-business-red-tape-to-support-SMEs

Preventing Corruption in Development Projects: The World Bank's La Guajira Project (commentary).  "Report Number No: 38508-CO for a Proposed Loan in the Amount of US$ 90 Million to the Department of La Guajira with the Guarantee of the Republic of Colombia for a Water and Sanitation Infrastructure and Service Management Program … contains a text book example of how to identify and mitigate the risk of corruption in a donor-funded project."
Rick Messick/Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2017/09/27/preventing-corruption-in-development-projects-the-world-banks-la-guajira-project/

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