India CBI chief / Myanmar land corruption / Japan Olympics probe
Dismissal of CBI chief undermines India’s war on corruption (Analysis). In a major setback for the probity and independence of anti-corruption bodies in India, a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Saikat Datta/Asia Times:
Anti-Corruption Commission Detains 4 Land Officials in Gwa Township. The national Anti-Corruption Commission detained four local land-registration officials in Gwa Township, in southern Rakhine State’s Thandwe District, for allegedly taking bribes to facilitate land transactions.
Htet Naing Zaw/The Irrawaddy: https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/anti-corruption-commission-detains-4-land-officials-gwa-township.html
French investigation of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics. “A distant relative of Japan’s royal family — the great grandson of the Meiji Emperor — [Tsunekazu] Takeda could join a growing list of suspended IOC members, and honorary members, who are linked to corruption probes.”