Apr 18, 2016

China sets death penalty threshold for graft cases

Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future, Chinese authorities ruled Monday, signalling that officials could be executed for graft. Under President Xi Jinping the country has waged a much-publicized anti-corruption campaign vowing to target both ...

Jan 28, 2016

Amari to respond to graft allegations

Japan’s economy minister, Akira Amari, plans to deny allegations that he received cash for favors when he holds a press conference Thursday afternoon, sources said Wednesday. With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making it clear Wednesday that he wants Amari to continue serving in his ...

Dec 5, 2015

Malaysia's anti-graft agency questions Najib over multimillion-dollar deposits

Malaysian anti-corruption officials questioned Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday in an investigation into deposits of funds totalling 2.6 billion ringgit ($615.53 million) into his bank accounts that have prompted calls for his resignation. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said in a statement that ...

Nov 23, 2015

Runners charge into Athletics Kenya offices in graft protest

Over 60 Kenyan athletes on Monday stormed the offices of Athletics Kenya (AK) offices to demand officials accused of corruption be fired and for doping allegations to be properly investigated. The athletes, chanting and carrying placards, took over AK offices in Nairobi, barricading themselves ...

Oct 8, 2015

Malaysia prosecutor clears 1MDB officials on bank report

The Malaysian attorney general’s office said on Thursday it had reviewed the report of a central bank investigation into troubled state fund 1MDB and decided that fund officials had not committed any offense. The statement comes in response to rare intervention in public affairs ...

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Apr 20, 2015

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Poor family upbringing is to blame for some of the most serious corruption facing China and officials should learn from the examples of heroic figures from the earliest days of Communist rule, a top paper said on Monday. President Xi Jinping has embarked on ...

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren’t up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had ...

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Nov 6, 2013

Maduro shadow government puts opposition in bind

Venezuela’s leftist regime has created shadow governments in states led by the opposition, establishing special entities with money to spend ahead of next month’s crucial, test-of-strength municipal elections, experts say. Three government-funded corporations have popped up since March in states that elected opposition governors ...