Malaysian academe case / Korean Air scandal / Viet Nam new law

Duo claim trial in RM1.48mil graft case.  Prof. Hartini and contractor Nazrul allegedly misappropriated funds belonging to a local Malaysian university’s Industry Centre of Excellence (ICoE) amounting to RM1.48mil (US$363,000) between January 2014 and June 2015.

G.C. Tan/The Star: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/28/duo-claim-trial-in-rm148mil-graft-case/

 

Scandal-hit Korean Air chief forced off board by shareholders.  Cho Yang-ho, who is currently on trial for corruption, failed to secure a required two-thirds majority to extend his term as director, becoming the first controlling shareholder of a South Korean conglomerate to be forced off the board.

Bangkok Post:https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1651968/scandal-hit-korean-air-chief-forced-off-board-by-shareholders

 

Retired officials must wait for a new start.  Under Viet Nam’s new anti-corruption law, retired government officials will not be allowed to found, own or run private companies for at least six months after retirement, while active public servants who received gifts are required to return them or report them within five days to their respective office if returning them is not feasible.

Viet Nam News: https://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/507905/retired-officials-must-wait-for-a-new-start.html#PxAm5xQiIaqmAbmP.97

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