Hong Kong policeman jailed / Corruption, inequality, poverty / Japanese train collusion
Senior Hong Kong policeman jailed for 28 months for pocketing HK$570,000 in bribes. A Hong Kong police superintendent who admitted to pocketing HK$570,000 (US$72,700) in bribes was sentenced to 28 months in jail, as the judge slammed the senior officer for neglecting his role as a law enforcer.
Sum Lok-kei/South China Morning Post: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2169103/senior-hong-kong-policeman-jailed-28-months-hk570000
A tax on the poor to benefit the rich: Corruption and Inequality (Blog). “Arguably the greatest impact on inequality and poverty is ‘grand corruption’, the large-scale looting of state resources and organised influence of state actions by elites.”
Max Lawson/Open Government Partnership: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/stories/tax-on-poor-benefit-rich-corruption-and-inequality
Japan firms fined $3.4M over train bidding corruption. Two major construction companies were ordered to pay fines more than $3 million for colluding to win contracts on Japan’s multi-billion-dollar maglev project that expected to begin commercial service in 2027.