Malaysia AG’s Embarrassing Gaffe

Malaysian Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali’s Jan. 26 press conference to “clear” Prime Minister Najib Razak of wrongdoing over massive amounts of funds in his personal bank account has been turned into a hum... Read More...

Thai Military: Do as We Say, Not as We Do

Last week, a spokesman for Thailand’s Constitution Drafting Commission said the junta is considering new mechanisms to aid the National Anti-Corruption Commission in its mission to crack down on graft at the local level. Allegedly widespread corruption, alo... Read More...
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Global Anti-Corruption Conclave in Malaysia?

Right in the middle of what looks to be the biggest political and economic scandal in Malaysia’s history, the International Anti-Corruption Conference and Transparency International will hold their 16th bi-annu... Read More...
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How Malaysia Became a Kleptocracy

During the past 50 years, Malaysia has slipped from economic role model for developing countries to lackluster follower, with structural inefficiencies and deep corruption that have made the economy extremely... Read More...
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The Destruction of Philippine Politics

A week ago, Janet Lim Napoles, the Filipino-Chinese businesswoman at the center of the country’s massive P10 billion Pork Barrel scandal, handed over affidavits to a Blue Ribbon Senate committee implicating an ... Read More...
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Indonesia’s Joko Searches for Honest Men

As an illustration of the uphill battle Indonesian President Joko Widodo faces,  the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has flagged at least eight of the 43 potential candidates he submitted to the agency for vetting as corruption risks, the president sai... Read More...
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China’s Corruption Crackdown Gets Serious

For anybody who believes the crackdown on Chinese corruption by President Xi Jinping was just for show, the numbers of those who have been disciplined or arrested so far are breathtaking. According to figures c... Read More...