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Corruption

Indonesia Elections: Widodo Leading Comfortably In Early Counts

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Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo looks likely to have secured a comfortable win over his rival in Indonesian...
Happiness Dropped In Thailand, Malaysia: Un Report

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The newly released World Happiness Report 2019 by the United Nations shows that most Southeast Asian countries...
Cambodia Put Back On Global Money Laundering Watchlist

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Paris-based intergovernmental money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has placed Cambodia back on its watchlist on February 22 because of concern it is...
Malaysia’s Ex-pm Hit With More Charges In 1mdb Scandal – Trial Begins On Feb. 12

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Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three more counts of money laundering amounting to $11.6 million. He pleaded not guilty...
Corruption Is Getting Worse In Asia, Report Shows

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With an average score of just 44 out of 100 for three consecutive years, the Asia-Pacific region is making little progress in the fight...
Laos lost $30 million to corruption this year

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Corruption in Laos has become worse despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to battle the issue over the past two years, NGOs say. In addition, many...
Malaysia wants $7.5 billion back from Goldman Sachs in 1MDB case

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Malaysia is seeking $7.5 billion in reparations from US investment firm Goldman Sachs over its dealings with scandal-ridden linked state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad,...
Singapore bans Goldman Sachs banker for life

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Singapore through its Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered a lifetime ban against former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner due to his involvement...
Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

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Malaysian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its bankers for their role in the alleged embezzling of billions of...
Finally: Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, sentenced to prison

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The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on November 9 ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos (89) after finding her guilty on seven counts...
Malaysia’s ex-PM, former treasury official charged with misuse of $1.6 billion

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Malaysia charged ex-premier Najib Razak and one of his former top treasury officials with six counts of criminal breach of trust, accusing them of...
Malaysia Ex-PM’s wife Rosmah arrested, to be charged with money laundering

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, has been detained on October 3 by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to...
Malaysia’s ex-PM detained over mysterious $628-million transfer

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on September 19 over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad...
Duterte’s fatigue opens avenues for Marcos as new Philippine president

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is 73, could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice...
Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib faces 125 years jail time if found guilty on all 1MDB charges

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could be jailed up to 125 years and fined a total of 210 million ringgit ($51.6 million) if...
Interview: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on New Malaysia and the rule of law

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Transcript of full interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Firoz: Our first question is about the "New Malaysia." You’ve fought very, very...
All working expats in Indonesia now required to learn local language

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A new decree by Indonesia President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect on June 26 has caught many expat businesses and domestic...
Thai junta hikes security and defense budget by 20% to $10 billion

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The Thai junta unveiled a new $10-billion defense and security budget for the 2019 fiscal year on June 7 in what Prime Minister Prayut...