OECD-Japan launches academy / Government accountability culture / Indonesia KPK interview

OECD joins with Japan to fight financial crime by establishing new academy.  The OECD Asia-Pacific Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation will provide intensive capacity-building courses for tax crime investigators and related law enforcement officials, including prosecutors, judges and anti-money laundering and anti-corruption officials- from Asia-Pacific countries.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development:  http://www.oecd.org/ctp/crime/oecd-joins-with-japan-to-fight-financial-crime-by-establishing-new-academy.htm

 

We need to talk about the passive-aggressive culture in government (Opinion).  If accountability is a fear, then measures can be taken to distribute ownership and manage risk, such as clearly articulating contract milestones and partner responsibilities, and building risk-mitigation strategies into project plans. Risk-management and accountability should be built into processes so that they become usual to ways of doing things, rather than scary.

Jordana Globerman/Apolitical: https://apolitical.co/solution_article/we-need-to-talk-about-the-passive-aggressive-culture-in-government/

 

Discourse: We must not be defeated by corrupt people.  In an interview with The Jakarta Post, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif discussed the legacy to be left by the current commission to the country, his work as the antigraft body’s leader and terror attacks against him and other KPK employees.

Kharishar Kahfi/The Jakarta Post: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/19/discourse-we-must-not-be-defeated-corrupt-people.html

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