Pakistan anti-corruption drive / China shipbuilding giant / Thailand school lunch
'Government go-slow', as Pakistan's anti-corruption drive bites. An anti-graft crusade promoted by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has led to swathes of arrests of politicians, but critics say the economy is suffering as vital projects are put on hold by officials fearful of being caught up in the dragnet.
Former General Manager of State Shipbuilding Giant Gets 12 Years for Corruption. Sun Bo abused his position at China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (CSIC) and broke corporate accounting regulations for the benefit of his own career — a charge that usually refers to falsifying financial records — while causing “significant losses” to the national interest, a local court in Shanghai ruled, without providing further details.
Students in tears as principal shunted over lunch scandal. A Thai school director was ordered out as a school-lunch scandal blew up after a video clip posted on “Watchdog.ACT’’ Facebook page showing students with small portions of rice and a soup the page described as consisting of “leftover vegetables" – however, teachers, parents and alumni defended her, saying the lunch quality took a hit after the municipality changed the caterer.
Nujaree Raekrun/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1707550/students-in-tears-as-principal-shunted-over-lunch-scandal