India corruption commentary / Mongolia situation analysis / Cambodia laundering arrests
The government’s anti-corruption scorecard (Commentary). “…the last five years have seen consistent attacks on anti-corruption laws and institutions [in India]…At the same time, there is no evidence of any check on everyday corruption that impacts the delivery of services to people.
Anjali Bhardwaj and Amrita Johri/The Hindu: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-governments-anti-corruption-scorecard/article26974033.ece
Presidential Power Grab: Corruption and Democratic Backsliding in Mongolia (Blog). “In the past, Mongolia seemed responsive to external pressure to increase transparency and reduce corruption, and the country has made international commitments to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, and the Open Government Partnership. But Battulga won the presidency on an explicit and nationalist “Mongolia First” platform…suggesting he’s unlikely to bow to any outside censure of his reactionary moves.”
Jason Kohn/The Global Anticorruption Blog: https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2019/04/26/presidential-power-grab-corruption-and-democratic-backsliding-in-mongolia/
Cambodia charges 3 Chinese with money laundering. A Cambodian court has charged three Chinese nationals with money laundering after the men were allegedly caught carrying more than $3.5 million without proper provenance for the money, and if successfully charged, the sentence could be 10-20 years in prison.