Thai chemical regulation / China-Caribbean anti-graft cooperation / Yangon Attorney-General arrested

ACT accelerates its probe into chemicals.  The Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT) submitted a letter demanding the Agriculture Ministry reveal the names and information on companies that are selling hazardous farm chemicals in the country, and more broadly, demanding improvement in transparency in government’s regulation of farm chemicals.

Bangkok Post:


China to strengthen anti-graft cooperation with Caribbean countries.  “China has reached an important consensus on anti-graft law enforcement cooperation with 11 Caribbean countries, according to the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and the National Supervisory Commission”

Li Xia/Xinhua:


Yangon Attorney General, Five Others Arrested for Corruption in Comedian’s Murder Case.  Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission filed cases against the attorney general of Yangon Region and five other officials including a judge, law officers and a police officer for accepting more than 70 million kyats (nearly US$46,300) in cash and gifts, in exchange with dropping the case against three suspects in the murder of Facebook comedian Aung Yell Htwe.

San Yamin Aung/The Irrawaddy:

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