Philippines ex-lady disqualified / Myanmar lawyers object / 1MDB resist extradition

Imelda Marcos disqualified from holding office after corruption conviction.  The former first lady of the Philippines, who became renowned for her lavish collection of shoes, has been finally found guilty of seven counts of corruption during her twenty years in office and is now perpetually disqualified from holding public office.

Hannah Ellis-Petersen/The Guardian:


Defence lawyers submit objection letter in landmark judicial corruption case.  Lawyers representing former Yangon Region advocate general and four other judicial officials accused of accepting bribes to pervert justice submitted a letter to the Yangon Region High Court objecting to the testimony of the Anti-Corruption Commission.”

Ye Mon/Frontier Myanmar:


Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng fights US extradition over 1MDB scandal.  A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker is fighting extradition to the United States, where he would face charges of money laundering and bribery related to scandal-plagued Malaysian state investment company 1MDB, after being arrested last week in Malaysia at the request of American authorities

The Straits Times:


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