Tackling government corruption / Pakistan crypto laundering / Indonesia anti-corruption raid

Tackling Corruption in Government (Blog).  We show that overall, the least corrupt governments collect 4 percent of GDP more in tax revenues than countries at the same level of economic development with the highest levels of corruption.”

Victor Gaspar, Paolo Mauro and Paulo Medas/IMF Blog: https://blogs.imf.org/2019/04/04/tackling-corruption-in-government/


Pakistan seeks transparency after crypto move.  “Financial Action Task Force officials have specifically identified cryptocurrencies as part of the terrorism-financing and money-laundering risk. Pakistani officials, being keen to comply with FATF recommendations, had little choice but to incorporate crypto regulations into their scope.”

Atta Rasool Malik/Asia Times: https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/opinion/pakistan-seeks-transparency-after-crypto-move/


KPK seizes thousands of suspected vote-buying envelopes from Golkar lawmaker.  The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has revealed that its investigators have found thumb-shaped stamps on thousands of envelopes confiscated from Golkar Party lawmaker Bowo Sidik Pangarso during an arrest related to an alleged corruption case, which KPK said to “have opened 15,000 envelopes and discovered money totaling Rp 300 million”

Kharishar Kahfi/The Jakarta Post: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/04/04/kpk-seizes-thousands-of-suspected-vote-buying-envelopes-from-golkar-lawmaker.html

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