Foreign bribery stays / Malaysia future vision / Sri Lanka ex-president's brother

Foreign Bribery Crackdowns Haven’t Dented Practice, Report Says.  “Efforts to crack down on foreign bribery have failed to stem the practice as a proportion of global trade, despite some high-profile anti-corruption cases, according to a report by Transparency International.”

Alan Katz/Bloomberg:


Politician seen as Malaysia's future leader says his scandal-hit nation can become corruption-free.  “In an environment with credible agencies and efficient services to rid the county of graft — elements that will not only make business more efficient but also cheaper — incoming foreign investment is sure to rise,” Mr. Anwar Ibrahim said.

Nyshka Chandran/CNBC:


Brother of former Sri Lanka strongman indicted over fraud.  A brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse was indicted on charges of siphoning off over US$250,000 in state funds to build a memorial for his parents by a Sri Lankan anti-corruption court.

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