China intensifies efforts / Viet Nam asset recovery / Malaysia council member

China steps up anti-graft efforts.  China's top anti-graft watchdog will step up supervision efforts this year in larger departments and industries with more funding and resources, according to an official communique published after the 19th Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

The Straits Times:


More than 1 billion USD retrieved from corruption, economic violations.  Viet Nam’s Ministry of Public Security’s Investigation Police Department on Economic, Corruption-related Crimes and Smuggling retrieved nearly 27 trillion VND (1.16 billion USD) from corruption and economic violations in 2018.



Umno lawmaker claims trial to 12 counts of graft and money laundering.  Umno supreme council member Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim claimed trial to three counts of graft amounting to RM5.2 million (US$1.3 million) over allegations that he helped a local company to obtain government contracts.

The Straits Times:

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