G20 whistleblower protection / Malaysia asset declaration / Nepal realizing accountability

New G20 principles on whistleblower protection must be urgently implemented (Statement/Press release).  “More than 400 CSOs and trade unions from around the world had called for G20 principles that protect both public and private sector whistleblowers, regardless of their contractual relationship. In implementing the principles, governments should ensure that private sector whistleblowers are equally protected.”

Transparency International:  https://www.transparency.org/news/pressrelease/new_g20_principles_on_whistleblower_protection_must_be_urgently_implemented


Malaysian MPs approve move to declare assets in bid to clean up politics.  All Malaysian MPs must declare their assets or face censure by parliament's disciplinary panel, as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government won a unanimous vote on July 1 that should ease criticism of walking back on promises of reform. 

Shannon Teoh/The Straits Times: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysian-mps-to-declare-assets-in-bid-to-clean-up-politics


Making accountability real (Opinion).  “We must fight restrictive laws that aim to curtail rights by mobilizing together and building strong civic and media coalitions that draw red lines with the government when it comes to freedom of expression. And we must use international framework like Open Government Partnership to ensure commitments to more open and transparent governments at all levels.”

Narayan Adhikari and Suresh Chand/My Republica:  https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/making-accountability-real/

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