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: http://www.atimes.com/article/cbi-chiefs-removal-undermines-indias-anti-corruption-efforts/

 

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.”

The Japan Times: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/13/national/crime-legal/french-investigation-iocs-takeda-hangs-tokyo-olympics/#.XDr2ylwzY2w

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