Tag - corruption



Peru's President Dina Boluarte, who is facing an inquiry into possible illicit enrichment and failure to declare ownership of luxury watches, addresses the audience during an assistance program for the elderly, in Lima on Feb. 22.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
How Rolexes put Peru's presidency at risk
Dina Boluarte is under investigation for illicit enrichment for possessing luxury timepieces watches without proving how she got them.
China coach Li Tie reacts during a soccer match between China and Australia in Qatar in September 2021.
Mar 29, 2024
Former China coach pleads guilty to taking millions in bribes
"Li Tie made his final statement, pleaded guilty and expressed remorse," a court said.
Fans wave Chinese national flags during an international friendly match between China and Syria, in Chengdu, China, in 2023.
Mar 26, 2024
Former China soccer chief given life sentence for 'huge' bribery
Chen Xuyuan took advantage of his positions to accept sums totaling 81.03 million yuan, reports said.
Supporters await the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a campaign event in Hyderabad on Friday.
Mar 16, 2024
Data dump exposes the fuzzy lines between money and politics in India
Reading between the lines of the spreadsheets full of names poses questions about the intersection of government and business in India.
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Mito Kakizawa was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison, suspended for five years, for an illegal campaign finance offense related to a Tokyo ward election in April last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 14, 2024
Ex-senior vice justice minister Mito Kakizawa found guilty of vote buying
"His criminal acts were malicious crimes and shook the people's confidence in the fairness of elections, which is the basis of democracy," the judge said.
Execs at four major Japanese insurers, including Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, will take pay cuts over price fixing.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2024
Four general insurance firms punish 132 people over price-fixing
The four general insurers, including Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, also submitted business improvement plans to the Financial Services Agency.
Ahead of the Paris Games, authorities are conducting three preliminary investigations into possible favoritism in the awarding of around 20 contracts worth tens of millions of euros, while a fourth is scrutinizing the pay of chief organizer Tony Estanguet.
Feb 21, 2024
Paris 2024: A 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?
Ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and August, French prosecutors are working on four probes into possible wrongdoing.
The Etihad Towers surrounded by residential and commercial properties in Abu Dhabi
Feb 21, 2024
UAE poised to exit watchdog’s dirty money list after reforms
The UAE is expected to come off the list on Feb. 23.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur on April 3, 2019.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 3, 2024
Malaysia reduces sentence of disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak
The leniency for Najib comes after weeks of speculation in Malaysia that he might be pardoned by the reigning monarch.
Takuo Komori, parliamentary vice minister for internal affairs, bows after speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 31, 2024
Two Abe faction members resign as vice ministers over funds scandal
The latest development in the scandal currently enveloping the LDP comes as the opposition is expected to gear up its criticism of the ruling party.
A Ukrainian serviceman prepares shells to fire a howitzer toward Russian troops, at a position near Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Jan 25.
Jan 29, 2024
Ukraine says it found mass fraud in weapons procurement
Ukraine's Defense Minister was previously dismissed over corruption cases in the military.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced the dissolution of his LDP faction on Friday, marking a significant shift in the wake of a political funding scandal.
Jan 22, 2024
Mired in scandal, the LDP chips away at its factions
Three LDP factions, including Kishida's, announced their dissolution last week. While it's unlikely that all groupings will meet the same fate, reform is in the air.
Singapore's former Transport Minister Subramaniam Iswaran (center) and his defense counsel Davinder Singh (left) leave the Singapore State Courts on Thursday.
Jan 19, 2024
Singapore minister quits after biggest graft case since 1986
The scandal has cast a pall on the city-state known for its clean governance. If convicted, the minister faces fines and a possible jail term.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida referred to the underreporting by the faction that he previously led as “a series of administrative errors” and added that the group was going to make necessary amendments on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
LDP political funds probe nears close with top lawmakers likely unscathed
Clerical staff of LDP factions will likely face indictment over underreporting of revenues in political funds reports, while party heavyweights will emerge largely unscathed.
The Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo. In the wake of a political funding scandal, some are calling for the dissolution of the LDP's factions.
Jan 16, 2024
Eliminating factions isn’t the answer to the funding scandal
In the wake of a political funding scandal that has embroiled the LDP, some are calling for the dissolution of the party's factions. That would be a mistake.
After two meetings of an ad-hoc panel established by party leader and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida earlier this month, fissures between lawmakers have emerged, and at the moment the outcome of the debate remains hard to predict.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2024
Dissolving factions becomes focus of LDP funding scandal task force
The discussions have led to divisions between lawmakers, and at the moment the outcome of the debate remains hard to predict.
Mito Kakizawa (right) and former Koto Ward Mayor Yayoi Kimura in October
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2024
Ex-senior vice justice minister indicted for breach of election law
Including sums paid by secretaries, the lawmaker is suspected of having provided around ¥3.3 million to support a candidate he backed in a mayoral race.
Prosecutors raid the office of the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction in Tokyo on Dec. 19. The decision to not indict the faction leaders comes after all underwent voluntary questioning by the special investigation department of the Tokyo prosecutor’s office.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
Abe faction's seven senior members won't be prosecuted, reports say
Proving a criminal conspiracy between them and the group's treasurer to not report excess income from fundraising parties has been deemed too difficult by investigators.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with evacuees at a junior high school in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, that is serving as an evacuation shelter, on Sunday.
Jan 15, 2024
86.6% back tougher political funds control laws amid scandal
Some 61.6% of poll respondents were also dissatisfied with Kishida's handling of the aftermath of a magnitude-7.6 earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula on New Year's Day.
Donald Trump’s wealth and foreign ties are under scrutiny after a new report from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee sheds light on financial conflicts during his presidency. 
Jan 12, 2024
Trump took $7.8 million in foreign cash while in office. He’d do it again.
National security is at stake if a president puts his or her wallet before the public interest.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on