Nepal Airbus case / Philippines judicial clean-up / India fights sextortion

Nepal's minister, bureaucrats indicted by par committee of graft in Airbus deal.  Nepal's USD 209.6-million Airbus deal, the largest ever in the country's aviation history, is turning out to be one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country as a parliamentary committee indicted a top minister and some senior bureaucrats of graft in the deal.

Business Standard: https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/nepal-s-minister-bureaucrats-indicted-by-par-committee-of-graft-in-airbus-deal-119010300784_1.html

 

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin orders purge of corrupt in judiciary.  The Chief Justice said he has set the anti-corruption campaign as one of the priorities in his one-year tenure in the top judicial post and vowed to “institutionalize changes that are designed to expedite the administration of justice.”

Edu Punay/The Philippine Star: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/01/02/1881617/chief-justice-lucas-bersamin-orders-purge-corrupt-judiciary

 

India’s Futile Attempt to Root Out Sextortion Through Anticorruption Legislation (Blog).  “…by implicitly treating sextortion as essentially the same as the extortion of monetary bribes, the Amendment will do little to combat sextortion as a form of corruption, and in fact is likely to do more harm than good.”

Victoriya Levina/The Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2019/01/04/indias-futile-attempt-to-root-out-sextortion-through-anticorruption-legislation/

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