PR for anti-corruption / Myanmar business data / Philippines rep suspended

The Importance of Public Relations in the Fight against Corruption (Blog).  “Of course a badly-designed PR effort can waste resources. Yet effective anticorruption PR helps accomplish several goals that other, “harder” anticorruption measures are incapable or ineffective at achieving on their own…”

Jason Kohn/The Global Anticorruption Blog:


MBEI: Measuring Myanmar’s business landscape with data for policymakers (Interview).  “Businesses require [government transparency] in order to effectively comply with law, but they also use it to plan for growth. For this reason, [it] cuts across many of the issues most important to Myanmar businesses, including land, corruption, regulation and more.”

Thompson Chau and Jon Keesecker:


Sandiganbayan suspends Romblon solon over graft case.  The Philippines anti-graft court has ordered the preventive suspension for 90 days of Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona in connection with the alleged irregular purchase of fertilizers without public bidding, based on Section 13 of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, which requires preventive suspension for government officials facing charges for “fraud upon government funds”.

Gabriel Pabico Lalu/

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