TRACE e-Gov portal / Chinese ex-military sentenced / Iran anti-laundering law

TRACE e-Gov Portal (Resource).  As the only global e-government directory, the Portal makes these resources easily available to companies doing business worldwide and promotes governments’ efforts to streamline the provision of administrative services over the internet. Colleagues working on procurement reform, citizen feedback, etc. may find this portal useful.

TRACE International: https://egov.traceinternational.org/

 

China's former military chief of staff jailed for life for corruption.  Fang Fenghui, who was appointed to the top post in People’s Liberation Army in 2012, was convicted of accepting and offering bribes, and having an unclear source of a huge amount of assets; the military court sentenced him to life in prison, stripped him of political rights for life and ordered the confiscation of all his personal assets to be turned over to the state treasury.

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/20/chinas-former-military-chief-of-staff-jailed-for-life-for-corruption

 

Iran's new anti-money-laundering law actually legalizes money laundering (Opinion).  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of India and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh inked a pact as the two neighbours agreed to step up cooperation in the fight against graft, in addition to another MoU on training of Bangladesh’s bureaucrats at the National Centre for Good Governance.

Toby Dershowitz and Saeed Ghasseminejad/Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/new-iran-anti-money-laundering-law-actually-legalizes-money-laundering-2019-2

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