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.
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.