Japanese company ex-chief / Indonesia traces assets / Hong Kong rail scandal

Macron tells Abe he is worried about Carlos Ghosn's time in prison.  The French president’s comment on the ex-Nissan chief’s detention since Ghosn was indicted for allegedly understating his income at Nissan and transferring personal trading losses to the carmaker.

The Japan Times: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/28/national/politics-diplomacy/macron-tells-abe-worried-carlos-ghosns-time-prison/#.XE6yfVwzaUk


Indonesia takes steps to trace stolen assets hidden abroad.  Indonesian President Joko Widodo has revealed that after several years of delay, Indonesia and Switzerland will soon ratify a Mutual Legal Assistance agreement which will make it possible to trace illegal financial activities between Indonesian and Swiss financial institutions.

Ahmad Novindri Aji Sukma/Asia Times: http://www.atimes.com/indonesia-takes-steps-to-trace-stolen-assets-hidden-abroad


Hong Kong’s Hung Hom station is safe and building must go on, award-winning engineer Mike Glover tells inquiry into scandal. An award-winning engineering expert has called on Hong Kong authorities to allow the expansion of Hung Hom station to continue despite a construction corruption scandal, telling an inquiry that the building is safe.

Cannix Yau/South China Morning Post: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2182596/hong-kongs-hung-hom-station-safe-and-building-must-go-award

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