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).

Channel NewsAsia: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-anti-graft-agency-macc-seized-rm2-5-billion-cash-10769334


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.

Adam Jourdan/Reuters: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-corruption/china-graft-watchdog-warns-officials-about-holiday-excess-idUKKCN1M801P


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