Korea opinion survey / Philippines procurement reminder / India tax scrutiny

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60% of Koreans support easing of anti-graft law.  More than six out of 10 Koreans are in favor of having the anti-graft law, the so-called Kim Young-ran Act, revised to ease price caps for gifts, according to an opinion survey.

Choi Ha-young/The Korea Times: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/12/356_240375.html


Philippine president reminds gov't agencies, local governments: Post procurement notices on web.  Government offices, government-owned corporations, and state schools are told to comply with the Government Procurement Reform Act's provisions on publicizing invitations for bidding and requests for expression of interest

Pia Ranada/Rappler: https://www.rappler.com/nation/190308-malacanang-reminder-procurement-notices-websites


India Is Said to Plan Electronic Tax Scrutiny for Top 500 Firms.  The measure, likely to be introduced in the federal budget in February, will eliminate the need for all human interactions in scrutiny of tax returns and replaced with an online system.

Siddhartha Singh/Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/india-is-said-to-plan-electronic-tax-scrutiny-for-top-500-firms

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