Privatization increases corruption / Thailand Microsoft probe / Myanmar forestry sector
Privatization Increases Corruption (Opinion). “Statistical analysis of International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditionalities on 141 developing countries from 1982 to 2014 has found that requiring privatization of SOEs has undermined anti-corruption efforts.”
Probe looms in Microsoft case.
Kornchanok Raksaseri/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1718255/probe-looms-in-microsoft-case
EITI applied in forestry sector for the first time. Myanmar’s forestry sector was included in the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) report for the first time this year. Myanmar is the second country to have its forestry sector included in the EITI.
Myat Moe Aung/Myanmar Times: https://www.mmtimes.com/news/eiti-applied-forestry-sector-first-time.html