Thailand qualifications / War on media / Maldives penalty

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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: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30336107


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: https://asia.nikkei.com/Viewpoints/Keith-B.-Richburg/Trump-s-war-on-media-reverberates-in-Asia


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.

AVAS: https://avas.mv/en/42892

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