Anti-corruption SDGs integration / China metro contract / Myanmar laundering watch

Integrate anti-graft initiatives into SDG (Opinion).  “It would be better and more challenging if the National Anti-Corruption Plan (2019-2023) encapsulates anti-corruption and SDGs that foster an end to poverty, protect the planet, and advance prosperity and peace in parallel with making Malaysia a greater corrupt-free nation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity.”

K.M. Loi/New Straits Times:  https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/06/494601/integrate-anti-graft-initiatives-sdg

 

Qingdao metro hit by shoddy building scandal.  The company, in China’s eastern Shandong province, will also fine the state-owned Gezhouba company after it was found to have illegally subcontracted parts of the project, which involved the power supply system to the line 1. 

DM Chan/Asia Times: https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/article/qingdao-metro-hit-by-shoddy-building-scandal/

 

Closely watching money laundering and terror funding.  Myanmar’s anti-money laundering Central Team Joint Secretary Police. Brig. Gen. Kyaw Win Thein said his team was closely watching and monitoring money laundering and terror funding in the country in order to prevent potential terror attacks, and that of over 100 money laundering cases his team had looked into, there were four terror funding cases.

Southasian Monitor: http://southasianmonitor.com/2019/06/30/closely-watching-money-laundering-and-terror-funding/

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