Corruption gendered dimension / Bangladesh ex-PM jailed / KPK palm-oil raid

Add women and stir? Exploring the gendered dimension of corruption (Blog).  The inherent danger of instrumentalizing women in key positions as a tool to combat corruption, coupled with the lack of institutional effort to include gendered dimensions (such as sextortion) as part of the fight against corruption, cannot result in more than a kind of ‘add women and stir’ strategy.

Rrita Ismajli and Miranda Loli/Public Administration Review:


Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for seven years for corruption.  Bangladesh's imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia was handed another seven years in prison on corruption charges her supporters say are politically motivated to prevent her running in general elections due at the end of the year.


KPK raids Sinar Mas subsidiaries’ offices in bribery investigation.  KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said investigators had conducted searches in the offices of both PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology (SMART) and PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama (BAP) corporations, which are subsidiaries of Singapore-listed palm oil company Golden Agri-Resources Ltd., as part of their investigation into an alleged bribery case in Central Kalimantan.

Kharishar Kahfi/The Jakarta Post:


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