China BRI anti-corruption / Malaysia beneficial ownership / Myanmar energy ministry

China to embed anti-corruption officers in BRI projects.  The Chinese Communist party’s top graft inspector, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), plans to expand its anti-corruption campaign overseas by embedding officers in countries participating in China’s global infrastructure scheme the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

China Economic Review: https://chinaeconomicreview.com/china-to-embed-anti-corruption-officers-in-bri-projects/

 

Tackling beneficial ownership: MACC wants provision to identify real owners.  It's vital for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have its own provision on beneficial ownership in the MACC Act 2009 to identify real owners of businesses or properties to further eradicate corruption. Currently, there were provisions on beneficial ownership but it is under other legislations, such as the Companies Act and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 (AMLA).

Hemananthani Sivanandam/The Star: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/22/tackling-beneficial-ownership-macc-wants-provision-to-identify-real-owners/

 

Anti-Corruption Committee Steps Up Energy Ministry Investigation.  The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has stepped up its corruption investigation of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, seizing the minutes of intra-ministry meetings going back three years, after unsuccessfully attempting to obtain information from the Project Appraisal and Progress Reporting Department, which is overseen by the Ministry of Planning and Finance.

Htet Naing Zaw/The Irrawaddy: https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/anti-corruption-committee-steps-energy-ministry-investigation.html

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