Facebook Can Be an Effective Tool in Fighting Government Corruption

Social media serves as peer of the press, claims a new study

The more Facebook penetrates public usage, the higher the likelihood of government corruption meeting protest, say researchers.

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/more-lifestyle/facebook-can-be-an-effective-tool-in-fighting-government-corruption/story-NEOGUbhfbcBhEvOhy1XhJM.html


Corruption Takes Time to Eradicate: DG, State Counsellor’s Office

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The challenge for Myanmar to be free from corruption is that it takes time, according to Director General of the Ministry of State Counsellor’s Office, U Zaw Htay.

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http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/nay-pyi-taw/25795-corruption-takes-time-to-eradicate-dg-state-counsellor-s-office.html


Massive Demand for University Degrees in Malaysia Opens Door to Bribery, Corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: The massive demand for university degrees makes education vulnerable to bribery and corruption, said University Malaya’s Seventh Residential College president Syahirah Huda Abd Rahman.

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https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/232750/massive-demand-university-degrees-malaysia-opens-door-bribery-corruption


India Ranks 9th Among 41 Countries in Corruption in Businesses: Survey

MUMBAI: India ranks ninth among 41 countries in bribery and corrupt practices in businesses, according to the findings of a recent survey.

Nearly 78 per cent respondents queried in the country said that bribery and corrupt practices happen widely in businesses here, as per the EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Fraud Survey 2017.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-ranks-9th-among-41-countries-in-corruption-in-businesses-survey/articleshow/58046734.cms


How is Samsung Involved in South Korea’s Corruption Scandal?

What is Samsung’s vice chairman being accused of?

Lee is facing bribery charges. It is alleged the company provided $36.42 million to businesses and foundations set up by a friend of Park to secure a merger between two Samsung affiliates.

The vice chairman, who was questioned for 22 hours over the charges last week, is due in court on Wednesday, where it will be decided if an arrest warrant is to be issued in his name.

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http://www.trtworld.com/asia/how-is-samsung-involved-in-south-koreas-corruption-scandal-277111


Pakistan to Establish Anticorruption Training Academy

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman chaired a meeting at NAB Headquarters to review progress and feedback on training and capacity building courses refresher courses conducted for NAB’s investigation officers (IOs) and prosecutors by their training and research division during 2016, according to a press release.

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http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/01/28/nab-to-establish-anticorruption-training-academy/


Mongolia Toughens Punishment for Corruption

The Mongolian Parliament’s Judicial Standing Committee has backed an amendment of the criminal law.

At a meeting on January 10, the Judicial Standing Committee approved tightening of punishment for corruption and embezzlement offences.

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http://akipress.com/news:587532/


Transparency Helps Curb Grassroots Corruption

A district in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality is pioneering a new budget transparency system to weed out corruption across its rural areas.

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http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-18/245893.shtml


Anti-Corruption Improving Across SE Asia, Despite Graft at Higher Levels

THE anti-corruption landscape throughout Southeast Asia is improving slowly but steadily, but often in spite of those in power, a report from Hogan Lovells has found.

The report from the global law firm, entitled Global Bribery and Corruption Review 2016, found that despite improvements across the region, corruption is still prevalent at high levels in a number of the countries looked at.

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https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/anti-corruption-improving-across-se-asia-despite-graft-higher-levels/#r2iJdFXbq3QCQJV2.97