ASEAN responsible business / Pakistan austerity drive / Indonesia forestry corruption

Responsible private enterprise key to sustained economic and social progress in Asean (Op-ed).  “Alongside creating decent jobs, the private sector in Asean (Association of South East Asian Nations) can spur innovation in smart cities, finance green infrastructure, as well as adopt business models that promote good governance and diversity that serves to future-proof their business models.”

Lewis Neal and Valerie Cliff/Asia News Network: https://asianews.network/2018/08/23/responsible-private-enterprise-key-to-sustained-economic-and-social-progress-in-the-asean/

 

Pak Bans 1st Class Air Travel By Leaders, Officials, Work Hours Revised.  Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive.

NDTV: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/imran-khans-pakistan-pak-bans-first-class-air-travel-by-government-officials-leaders-working-hours-r-1905983

 

Is Indonesia’s celebrated antigraft agency missing the corruption for the trees? (Editorial).  “Our analysis found a range of obstacles preventing the KPK from taking action against corrupt politicians and the unscrupulous companies engaging in large-scale land deals.”

Mongabay: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/08/is-indonesias-celebrated-antigraft-agency-missing-the-corruption-for-the-trees/

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