Japan education ministry / Thailand construction transparency / State Audit Vietnam
Scandal-tainted ministry must regain discipline and public trust (Editorial). “The ministry needs to ensure that the rules concerning officials’ contacts with interested parties will be observed strictly and re-examine the operations and responsibilities of each section to identify potential problems, if any, that could undermine the fairness of the administrative process.”
The Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201809220031.html
Ministry looks to mandatory CoST scheme. The Comptroller-General's Department is considering criteria that would include a minimum project value requiring the construction sector transparency initiative to be applied to state projects, the finance permanent secretary.
Wichit Chantanusornsiri/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1542610/ministry-looks-to-mandatory-cost-scheme
State Audit helps ensure corruption-free use of State budget: chief auditor (Interview). “Some of the highlights in our works that have attracted public attention include investigations into the public-private partnership (PPP) mechanisms, the management of natural resources (minerals, specifically), auditing the value of the State-owned enterprises and assessing State-owned enterprises’ restructuring plans.”
Interview with Dr. Ho Duc Phoc, Auditor General/Viet Nam News: http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/466038/state-audit-helps-ensure-corruption-free-use-of-state-budget-chief-auditor.html#M0l71G60243k2h7E.99