Sovereign risk ratings / Malaysia NGO proposal / Taiwan corruption probe

The Link Between Perceived Corruption and Sovereign Risk Ratings (commentary).  "The strong correlation between perceived corruption and credit ratings is likely to get senior policymakers—especially in finance ministries—to pay more attention to corruption issues, which in turn may generate more demand for attention to, and support for, anticorruption efforts."

Roberto de Michele and Francesco De Simone, of the Inter-American Development Bank and Ugo Panizza of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva/Global Anticorruption Blog:

Malaysia NGO proposes ways to combat corruption during elections.  The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has proposed six recommendations to combat corrupt practices during elections, including giving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) powers similar to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong to investigate election offences.

Uqbah Soperi and Sean Augustin/FMT News:

TaiwanInterior Ministry officials summoned over corruption probeJudicial investigators conducted raids and summoned Ministry of the Interior (MOI) officials in a probe into suspected bribery and bid rigging of government projects, as well as allegations of a security breach in which Chinese companies might have gained access to personal information of Taiwanese.

Jason Pan/Taipei Times:

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