Future is Asian / Thailand cabinet task / India plane procurement
The Future is Asian, but Corruption Keeps it Mired in the Past (Blog).
Diana Torres/United Nations Development Programme: https://medium.com/@UNDPasiapac/the-future-is-asian-but-corruption-keeps-it-mired-in-the-past-17b5f2dc659e
Poll: Ending corruption should be cabinet priority. “Asked what political problems [Thais] want the new cabinet to tackle, 56.3% mentioned corruption in spending on various projects; 33.9% want it to avoid persecution and smear campaigns; 25.9% said it should quickly bring about reforms to make politics truly democratic; 17.1% want individual ministries to produce concrete achievements, and 14.4% said it should not resort to use of dictatorial power.”
IAF drops plans to buy more Pilatus planes amid CBI probe. The Indian Air Force has decided to abandon plans to buy 38 more Pilatus PC-7 MkII planes from Switzerland and, instead, launched a fresh global hunt for basic trainers at a time when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing an earlier deal with the Swiss plane maker for 75 aircraft, for alleged corruption and irregularities, two senior officials said on condition of anonymity.