South Korea pardons SK Group leader amid growing discontent

Aug 13, 2015

South Korea pardons SK Group leader amid growing discontent

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday gave pardons to 6,527 people, including the chairman of the country’s third-largest conglomerate, the SK Group, citing, in part, Seoul’s efforts to revive a sputtering economy. The pardons announced by the justice minister come amid South Koreans’ ...

Aug 12, 2015

Aussie dad asks politicians to fund holiday, public steps in

An Australian father so fed up with the taxpayer-funded travel perks given to politicians that he asked them to fund his family’s holiday has received an overwhelming response — from the public. Father-of-three Stephen Callaghan established a GoFundMe page, entitled “Please Pay For My ...

Aug 11, 2015

Iraq parliament approves prime minister's anti-corruption plan

Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reform program aimed at curbing corruption and reducing government waste that has sparked widespread anger and weeks of protests. Abadi on Sunday proposed a series of measures to combat corruption, streamline the government and ...

Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

Aug 3, 2015

Malaysia says $675 million in Najib accounts are donations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission said its investigations found that 2.6 billion ringgit ($675 million) in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal accounts are donations and not from a debt-ridden state investment company. The agency has completed its probe of the premier’s accounts and sent the ...

Aug 2, 2015

Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars

The Chinese military’s official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft. Serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media have questioned ...

Jul 31, 2015

China to prosecute former general for graft

China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping’s campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward. Guo Boxiong, a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, will ...