Thai police stations / Chinese banker convicted / Pakistan ex-PM jailed

NACC told to hasten cop station probes.  The United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty is pressing the Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to speed up probes into irregularities in 396 police station construction projects worth US$205 mil, saying the anti-graft agency would be held to account if they failed to do so.”

Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1597902/nacc-told-to-hasten-cop-station-probes

 

Bank of Inner Mongolia’s Ex-Chairman Convicted on Corruption Charges.  Yang Chenglin, the former chairman of a major joint-stock bank based in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region was handed a suspended death sentence after being convicted of corruption involving over 600 million yuan ($87 million).

Zhu Liangtao, Wu Hongyuran and Liu Jiefei/Caixin Global: https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-12-24/bank-of-inner-mongolias-ex-chairman-convicted-on-corruption-charges-101362861.html

 

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed again for corruption.  It is the second time the former prime minister has been sent to prison this year: Sharif and his daughter, Maryam were jailed for a different corruption case in July.

Sophia Saifi/CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/24/asia/nawaz-sharif-pakistan-corruption-intl/index.html

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