Sri Lanka single bill / China ex-Interpol case / Pakistan-China-UAE anti-laundering agreement

Single legal instrument to combat corruption.  The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media has agreed to consolidate all laws relating to bribery and corruption, and to formulate a comprehensive single piece of legislation that will encompass all offenses and standards according to the UNCAC, hopefully by early next year.

Anurangi Singh/Sunday Observer:


China’s detention of ex-Interpol chief highlights the arrogance of its anti-corruption investigators (Opinion).  “Chinese officials may believe their domestic considerations trump international concerns, but the universally negative international reaction to the way Meng’s detention was handled and announced has sounded another warning to China as it trumpets its aspirations to be a responsible world power.”

Wang Xiangwei/South China Morning Post:


Govt to sign agreements with China, UAE to check money laundering: Shahzad Akbar.  Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said that the government has finalised a mutual legal assistance law to obtain evidence from foreign jurisdictions about financial crimes and mega corruption cases involving Pakistanis



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