Singapore one-dollar bribes / Chinese official gifts / Malaysia corporate governance

Singapore charges two Chinese workers over 'one-dollar bribes'.  Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers for demanding bribes as small as S$1 (73 U.S. cents), its anti-graft authority said, stressing that the financial hub known for its clean image will not tolerate corruption no matter how small.

Fathin Ungku/Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-corruption/singapore-charges-two-chinese-workers-over-one-dollar-bribes-idUSKBN1OA0XF

 

Luxury watches, fine liquor among most popular in auction of gifts received by officials.  Amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption, officials in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, donated the gift cards, jewelry, collectibles, digital electronic products and alcohol they had received over the years to a special auction that netted 1.64 million yuan ($237,000), from which the money will flow to the local government.

Zhang Dan/Global Times: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1131556.shtml

 

Malaysia is the biggest gainer in corporate governance ranking.  Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the ranking was a significant improvement from seventh place in 2016 and Malaysia was the biggest 2018 gainer among regional rivals, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.

New Straits Times: https://www.nst.com.my/business/2018/12/439471/malaysia-biggest-gainer-corporate-governance-ranking

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