Corruption

Vietnam and the dilemma of new wealth

Five days before United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Hanoi for their second summit, two former Vietnamese ministers of communications were arrested and charged with “violations related to management and use of public capital.” The two officials are alleged to have approved a state-owned telecom company’s purchase of a private television provider

1 March 2019
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Corruption: How is ASEAN performing?

Transparency International recently released the results of its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2018, which looks at the perception of corruption in 180 countries.

31 January 2019
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Corruption before and after the NCPO

When the military junta in Thailand, also known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), seized power on 22 May, 2014, one of the main reasons it gave for doing so was to address the high levels of corruption plaguing the country under then-P

27 December 2018
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Is the BRI a corruption magnet?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was intended to empower developing countries with improved infrastructure and trade relations.

10 October 2018
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Cleaning up education for Industry 4.0

Just this Tuesday, Thailand’s cabinet approved the transfer of three senior head officials from the country’s Ministry of Education amid a probe into alleged malfeasance in relation to the construction of the Songkhla Lake Aquaculture Research Centre, a

5 October 2018
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Corruption before and after the NCPO

When the military junta in Thailand, also known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), seized power on 22 May, 2014, one of the main reasons it gave for doing so was to address the high levels of corruption plaguing the country under then-P

20 September 2018
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Vietnam court jails 46 bankers

A court in Vietnam has convicted 46 former bankers and businessmen of corruption on Monday over a multi-million-dollar lending scam spearheaded by the once-powerful chairman of Vietnam's Construction Bank.

7 August 2018
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Top Thai royal aide sacked for 'evil acts': palace

A senior Thai royal official has been sacked for "evil acts" including having an extramarital affair and forcing his alleged mistress to get an abortion, the palace said, the latest top aide to be axed under King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

11 November 2017
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