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Singapore forms new unit to boost fraud detection in SkillsFuture claims.  The development comes after it was reported last month that SSG, which oversees the lifelong learning scheme, had been cheated of nearly $40 million - the biggest case of a government agency being defrauded to date.

Hariz Baharudin/The New Paper: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-unit-boost-fraud-detection-skillsfuture-claims


Indonesia's anti-corruption drive needs a reality check (commentary).  "It is high time to review Indonesia's anti-corruption drive given that longstanding concerns about Indonesia's corruption levels can dampen its business environment and foreign investment growth."

Kanti Pertiwi, lecturer at the University of Indonesia's faculty of business and economics and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne/Channel News Asia: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/commentary-indonesia-s-anti-corruption-drive-needs-a-reality-9844898


Australian public servants report rise in corruption, prompting calls for federal watchdog.  Survey reveals proportion who have witnessed corrupt behaviour – mostly cronyism and nepotism – has almost doubled in past three years

Christopher Knaus/The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/10/public-servants-report-rise-in-corruption-prompting-calls-for-federal-watchdog

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