Indonesia asset recovery / Japan anti-bribery enforcement / Thailand education corruption
Why has the long hunt for Soeharto’s ill-gotten wealth not produced results? (Editorial). “In 1998, Soeharto fell as the head of the government, but his family’s roots remained intact in the Indonesian legislature.”
Antibribery Group Presses Japan to Increase Its Enforcement.
Mengqi Sun/The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/antibribery-group-presses-japan-to-increase-its-enforcement-11562358112
Graft rife in schools, study finds. The acts of corruption, said Assoc Prof Pornamarin Promgrid of Thailand’s Khon Kaen University, range from the embezzling of state funds, colluding to mark up prices of educational and school construction materials, as well as demanding bribes from parents who want their children to be enrolled in a particular school. “About 30% of the total budget are skimmed away by irresponsible officials and school directors," he added.