BRI anti-corruption cooperation / Malaysia Najib update / Philippines university funds

List of Deliverables of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (Reference).  “The National Commission of Supervision of China signed the MOUs on anti-corruption cooperation with its counterparts of the Philippines and Thailand…[and] China will sponsor the first session of Belt and Road Legal Cooperation Research and Training Program, co-organize a seminar on business integrity and compliance with the World Bank, and hold an anti-corruption seminar for Belt and Road countries.”

Belt and Road Forum: http://www.beltandroadforum.org/english/n100/2019/0427/c36-1312.html

 

Malaysia's High Court dismisses Najib's application to strike out charges, corruption trial to go on.  Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali ruled that the charges against Najib were not structured in a way that could mislead or prejudice him to the point he could not put up a proper defence.

The Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysias-high-court-dismisses-najibs-application-to-strike-out-charges-corruption

 

COA to La Union state university: Explain ‘diverted’ funds.  The Philippines Commission on Audit (COA) asked a state university in La Union to explain the "diversion" of funds worth approximately US$608,000 meant for textbooks and building maintenance to a cash incentives program for officials and employees.

Rappler: https://www.rappler.com/nation/229202-coa-orders-dmmmsu-la-union-explain-diverted-funds

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