Thai deputy cleared / Pakistan growing graft / Chinese SOE ex-boss

Anti-corruption body clears Prawit in watch scandal by narrow vote.  “One year after the deputy junta leader became engulfed in scandal over his collection of expensive watches, the [Thai] National Anti-Corruption Commission said it had cleared him of any wrongdoing.”

Pravit Rojanaphruk/Khaosod English: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2018/12/27/anti-corruption-body-clears-prawit-in-watch-scandal-by-narrow-vote/

 

Al-Azizia verdict: Trial Court laments over steadily growing graft.  The accountability court’s verdict – which sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to seven-year imprisonment – has lamented that corruption has been rampantly increasing in the country for the last two decades and has reached its climax now.

Hasnaat Malik/Tribune: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1874657/1-al-azizia-verdict-trial-court-laments-steadily-growing-graft/

 

Former Sinochem GM jailed 12 years for graft.  Cai Xiyou, who headed the Chinese energy and chemicals conglomerate, was charged with abusing his position to amass ill-gotten gains worth 53.7 million yuan (S$10.8 million) in the latest state-owned enterprise executive story caught up in a sweeping crackdown on corruption in China.

The Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/former-sinochem-gm-jailed-12-years-for-graft

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