India anti-graft ombudsman / Sri Lanka Anti-Corruption plan / Nepal stocks software

India finally gets anti-graft ombudsman.  India has appointed former Supreme Court Judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first anti-corruption ombudsman or chairman of the Lokpal, after activists have called for this move for the last five years; Ghose will have the power to investigate any complaint of corruption against any public entity – including the Prime Minister.

Asia Times:


Sri Lanka president launches 5-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan.  President Maithripala Sirisena launched a five-year Anti-Corruption Action Plan aiming to create a corruption-free country by 2023; it will include banning officials from receiving gifts in exchange for services.



Anti-graft body to probe stock trading software deal.  Nepal’s Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority is preparing to investigate possible corruption in the procurement of the software used to operate the Nepal Stock Exchange’s automated online trading system as it has been repeatedly crashing and disrupting trading, raising doubts about its quality and has negative impact on investors’ confidence.

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