Sri Lanka asset declarations / Malaysia construction claims / Viet Nam instructive experience
In a historic first 5 Sri Lankan lawmakers voluntarily declare assets aiming to fight corruption. Five Sri Lankan legislators voluntarily came forward and published their Declarations of Assets and Liabilities at an event organized by the Transparency International Sri Lanka, first such move in the country, aiming to fight against corruption.
Corruption claims ‘ridiculous lies’, says Guan Eng. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had also called the allegations on the blog published Raja Petra Kamaruddin a lie, citing that it is public knowledge the tunnel and roads project in Penang were conducted through open tender, while the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had lodged a police report against the blogger.
Pradeep Nambiar/Free Malaysia Today:
North Korea can learn from Vietnam’s achievements and its mistakes (Analysis). “Early action to protect the environment and to contain corruption can be more effective than addressing these issues at a later stage of the reform process.”