Myanmar ACC challenges / Malaysia beyond Najib / Philippines laundering risk

Cooperation, Lack of Accountability Biggest Challenges for Anti-Graft Body, Says Chairman.  MyanmarAnti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi told the Union Parliament that an unwillingness to cooperate, as well as a lack of accountability and transparency, are the commission’s biggest challenges. He said he was not pleased with responses from the concerned departments that they had transferred the cases to.

San Yamin Aung/The Irrawaddy:


Cleaning up corruption in Malaysia goes beyond Najib (Opinion).  “The [1MDB] scandal has made Najib the poster boy for corruption in Malaysia. While this is well-deserved, it is also important to understand that the rot goes far deeper than one man.”

Cynthia Gabriel/Al Jazeera:


Philippines a haven for money launderers, criminals - AMLC.  The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) secretariat yesterday reported that the Philippines has become a major destination of illicit funding for violation of environmental laws, trafficking of persons, kidnapping for ransom and terrorism, according to a study titled “A risk assessment on the Philippines’ exposure to external threats based on submitted suspicious transaction reports” which looked at data from 2013 to 2017.

Lawrence Agcaoili/The Philippine Star:

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