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Anti-corruption

Former Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong arrested

According to VietNamNet’s source, the Investigation Police Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has prosecuted Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong, former Deputy Minister of Transport, for breaching the regulations on the use of state assets, causing waste and losses. The investigation agency has also applied ...

Doan Bong

Corruption, Weak Rule of Law Cited as Myanmar Probes Latest Jade Disaster

A team appointed by the Myanmar government to probe a massive landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar has begun its investigation into the deadly accident that killed at least 172 people, a Kachin state official said Tuesday. Heavy rains caused piles of loose dirt ...

Reported by Aung Theinkha and Zarni Tun for RFA’s Myanmar Service and by Jia Ao for RFA’s Mandarin Service. Translated by Nandar Chann. Written in English by Roseanne Gerin.

‘No to corruption amid state-land distribution’: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned of legal action against anyone caught taking advantage of state-mandated land distributions, two days after he ordered several ministries to oversee the transfer of state-protected land to its long-term occupants. The order was given to the Ministries of Agriculture, Land ...

Pech Sotheary

EU Lists Cambodia Among ‘High-Risk’ Nations for Money Laundering

The E.U. has listed Cambodia as one of 12 “high-risk” countries with deficient anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing efforts, but the government on Friday said officials were working hard to get the nation off international watch lists. The European Commission on Thursday adopted a new list ...

Matt Surrusco and Nhim Sokhorn

Weapons, Viruses, and the New Defense Reality in Southeast Asia

What happens when the greatest threat to national security comes from a virus? What does that mean for defense spending, modernization, and civil-military relations? In Southeast Asia — where militaries have long had an outsized role in politics, economics, and society — the answers to ...

ZACHARY ABUZA

State-Run Logistics Boss Sentenced to Life for Corruption

The Vientiane People’s Court has sentenced a former director of Lao Logistics State Enterprise to life imprisonment on charges of corruption. Director of the Lao Logistics State Enterprise, (LLSE), Mr. Khampheng, was found guilty of abusing his position in the form of embezzlement and bribery, according to ...

Jasmina Yap

Accurate media reporting, trust in businesses depend on corporate transparency

Disclosure of company information is required for accurate business reporting and building trust between big business and communities, according to speakers at a seminar in Yangon on February 6. Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) director Vicky Bowman and The Myanmar Times digital editor and deputy business editor ...

Kyaw Soe Htet

Cambodia Again Ranked Most Corrupt Among Asean Countries

Cambodia continues to rank below most of Asia in Transparency International’s global corruption index, dropping one spot to No. 162 worldwide. In the NGO’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index report, whose 2019 edition was released on Thursday, Cambodia scored 20 out of 100 for tax fraud, money ...

Moeurn Voleak

Thailand ranks 101 in global corruption index

Thailand’s score in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index stands at 36 out of 100 for a second year, though its ranking has dropped from 99 to 101. The country shares the ranking with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Panama, and Peru. Its corruption score rose ...

Former Vietnamese Government Minister Draws Life Term in Corruption Case

A former Vietnamese government minister and his deputy were sentenced on Saturday to a life term and 14 years in prison respectively in a case of corruption that is said to have cost the state budget almost U.S. $3 million, media sources said. Son Bac Nguyen, ...

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