Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

Jul 19, 2016

Philippine court clears Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the 15 justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo’s petition seeking the ...

Jul 11, 2016

China investigates former top Air Force official for graft

China is probing a retired top air force general on suspicion of graft, media said, the latest high-ranking official brought low by the country’s much-publicized anti-corruption campaign. Tian Xiusi, formerly the air force’s political commissar, was “placed under investigation for serious disciplinary violations,” www.81cn.com, ...

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

Jul 4, 2016

Democracy hopes crushed in Chinese village

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Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts. ...

Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

Jun 30, 2016

Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

A vocal critic of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption on Thursday in a further blow to the divided opposition, which alleged that the case was politically motivated. Lim Guan Eng, who has repeatedly demanded that Najib explain a massive financial ...

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than ...