Myanmar farming loan / Indonesia sports treasurer / Iran tightens grip

Bank Manager Demanded Bribe from Farmers Seeking Loan, ACC Sa.  The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a lawsuit against the manager of a Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank branch in Irrawaddy Region’s Kyaunggon Township for allegedly misappropriating agricultural loans, requesting 700,000 kyats from farmers to approve their request for a loan.

Htun Htun/The Irrawaddy: https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/bank-manager-demanded-bribe-farmers-seeking-loan-acc-sa.html

 

Treasurer of Indonesian Sport Committee sent to jail in graft case.  An Indonesian court for anti-graft crimes sent Johny E Aquy, a treasurer of the country's Sport Committee to jail for bribing officials in the Youth and Sport Ministry to speed up the approval and disbursement of grants, in Indonesia’s effort to clear the sport sector from such irregularity.

Xinhua: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-05/21/c_138077496.htm

 

Iran tightens noose on corrupt tycoons.  The long arm of the Iranian law seems to be reaching individuals accused of misusing political connections for personal profit at a time when the economy is under severe strain due to mismanagement at home and reimposed US sanctions.

AL Monitor: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/05/iran-corruption-hossein-hemmati-scandal-trial-judiciary.html

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