China rural governance / Thailand asset borrowing / Indonesia minister donation

China issues guideline for enhancing rural governance.  The guideline listed 17 main tasks including improving systems and mechanisms of rural governance led by village Party organizations, regulating affairs managed by village organizations, honing villagers' ability of self-governance, introducing various consultation mechanisms about village affairs, providing better cultural services for rural residents, ensuring law and order and fighting corruption at the primary level.

Xinhua: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/23/c_138167126.htm

 

MPs can borrow watches, anti-graft officials rule.  Using the same argument that cleared Thailand’s deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan of his luxury watch scandals, the Anti-Corruption Commission said politicians and officials are only required to declare their own assets in mandatory transparency reports, which does not include stuff borrowed temporarily.

Teeranai Charuvastra/Khaosod English:  http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2019/06/26/mps-can-borrow-watches-anti-graft-officials-rule/

 

Indonesian minister admits to accepting $30,000 from Saudi Arabia.  Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has admitted to accepting US$30,000 from Saudi Arabia and failed to report it to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

The Jakarta Post: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/06/27/indonesian-minister-admits-to-accepting-30000-from-saudi-arabia.html

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