Gender-smart open contracting / Thai bank probe / Chinese entrepreneur disappears

Gender-smart open contracting: empowering communities and enabling inclusive growth (Blog).  “Public procurement is the government’s number one corruption risk. And corruption has a strong gender element. Recognising the gendered aspects to corruption from sextortion to modern slavery in the supply chain and creating measures to both prevent and prosecute.”

Hera Hussain/Open Contracting Partnership:


Bank of Thailand awaiting KTB probe of Energy Earth loans.  The Bank of Thailand is waiting for a complete report from Krungthai Bank (KTB) on the investigation into the serious allegations against Mr. Kittiphun Anutarasoti, CIMB Thai (CIMBT) chief, regarding his misconduct and fraud for his own and others' benefit,and a probe into loans extended to Energy Earth which resulted in a huge damage.

Somruedi Banchongduang/Bangkok Post:


Chinese entrepreneur suddenly vanishes after accusing country's most powerful judge of corruption.  For months, Zhao Faqi was a folk hero for entrepreneurs in China — an investor who fought the government in court and online, accusing China’s most powerful judge of corruption and stealing his rights to a cola-rich land, seemed poised to win.

Chris Buckley/The Independent:

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