Korean ex-president jailed / Pakistan opposition arrested / 50 Philippines officials

Another former South Korea president jailed for corruption.  Former South Korea president Lee Myung-bak was fined 11.5 million USD and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for corruption, the latest in a string of former leaders of the country who have faced similar charges after leaving office.

Simon Denyer and Min Joo Kim/The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/another-former-south-korea-president-jailed-for-corruption/2018/10/05/7e216cc6-c866-11e8-9158-09630a6d8725_story.html?utm_term=.0dc3970d528c

 

Pakistan’s anti-graft body arrests opposition leader.  The National Accountability Bureau in a statement said it arrested Shahbaz Sharif over his alleged links to a million-dollar housing scam after questioning him for several hours at its office in Lahore.

Zaheer Babar/The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistan-anti-graft-body-arrests-opposition-leader-over-scam/2018/10/05/1d5cbede-c895-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html?utm_term=.17fbe33f5112

 

50 government execs being probed for corruption.  This regional report serves as a reference document, providing a broad overview of why right to information matters, where it stands in a range of countries in the region and what our key recommendations are.

Edith Regalado/PhilStar: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/10/06/1857770/50-government-execs-being-probed-corruption

 

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