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Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case.  The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan denied Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez's bid to have his graft case, stemming from alleged anomalies in a water supply project approved in 2014, be returned to the Office of the Ombudsman for a new investigation, saying there were no new evidence presented.



China’s corruption watchdog probes officials’ personal details.  In the past two years, false declarations on the 16-page “Leading Cadres’ Personal Matters Report Form” have led to the downfall of a number of high-ranking officials at the hands of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) watchdog authorized to conduct random checks on the forms.

William Zheng/South China Morning Post:


Mandalay Court Charges Ex-FDA Director With Graft.  A Mandalay Region court charged U Than Htut, the former director-general of the Health and Sports Ministry’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with bribery after hearing from more than 30 prosecution witnesses since May.

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