Ex-HK official charged / Thai graft-busting student / TI Bangladesh report

Ex-Hong Kong deputy economic development secretary and Airport Authority boss charged with two counts of bribery over HK$510,000 property deal.  A former deputy secretary who is the husband of a high-ranking Hong Kong official was charged with bribery for allegedly accepting HK$510,000 (US$65,000) from a Macau ­businesswoman who is a sister-in-law of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun.

Christy Leung/South China Morning Post: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2162243/former-hong-kong-economic-development-minister-and

 

Graft-busting student recruited by anti-corruption office.  The 23-year-old university student who exposed nationwide embezzlement in the distribution of financial aid for the destitute has accepted the offer of a job at the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission’s Khon Khaen office.

Chakkrapan Natanri/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1531694/graft-busting-student-recruited-by-anti-corruption-office

 

Bribing institutionalised in service sectors.  A survey by Transparency International Bangladesh found that around 76 per cent rural and 70 per cent urban people experienced law enforcers’ corruption while 68 per cent rural and 61 per cent urban people had to bribe Bangladesh Road Transport Authority officials to get legitimate services.

New Age Bangladesh: http://www.newagebd.net/article/49444/bribing-institutionalised-in-service-sectors

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