Five-year term sought for Akimoto over casino-linked graft

National / Politics Jul 8, 2021

Five-year term sought for Akimoto over casino-linked graft

Prosecutors sought a five-year prison term for lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto in a corruption case linked to an integrated resort and casino project. His acts significantly damaged public trust in such resort projects, public prosecutors said at his trial in a Tokyo District Court. They also asked ...

National / Politics 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 Cabinet ...

World 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 Najib ...

World 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 by ...

China paper blames poor upbringing for top-level graft

Asia Pacific 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 a ...