Ensuring RTI implementation / MACC asset recovery / China holiday warning
How a simple information request is a powerful social accountability tool: lessons from Pakistan and the Maldives (Blog). “The problem is that despite having [Right To Information] laws or policies in place, the public sector in many countries still has a culture of secrecy.”
Mahmoud Farag/Transparency International: https://voices.transparency.org/how-a-simple-information-request-is-a-powerful-social-accountability-tool-lessons-from-pakistan-33fc89179963
RM2.5 billion in cash seized, frozen since June: Malaysia's anti-graft agency. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized and frozen RM2.5 billion (US$604 million) in cash since June through its investigations into various corruption cases, including the one involving scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
China graft watchdog warns officials about holiday excess. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) warned officials to stick to a stringent “frugality code” over the mid-Autumn festival next week and avoid receiving money or abusing public funds, the state-run China Daily said.