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Concerns about qualifications of Thailand anti-corruption commissioners.  Thailand's Constitution Drafting Commission has expressed concern about the qualifications of the National Anti-Corruption Commissioners, who have been spared as a result of the enactment of the new NACC bill, said National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai.

The Nation:

Trump's 'war on media' reverberates in Asia (commentary).  "Asia witnessed a particularly disturbing rollback in free expression last year amid escalating attacks on the media and harassment of journalists. "

Keith Richburg/Nikkei:

Maldives to raise penalty for graft.  The government is looking to amend the penal code to add a specific chapter for corruption, Attorney General (AG) Mohamed Anil said.


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