Political corruption http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28350/all en Governments fall short in fighting defence corruption-survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Many leading arms-trading countries have weak controls</p> <p>* Many countries give little information about defence spending</p> <p>* Anti-corruption watchdog says survey is first of its kind</p> <p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of countries, including many of the world's largest arms traders, have inadequate safeguards to prevent corruption in their defence sectors, a survey by an anti-corruption watchdog said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Arms industry Business Political corruption Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:18 +0000 5740842 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian EU lawmaker investigated over "elephant" expenses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/austrian-eu-lawmaker-investigated-over-elephant-expenses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Austrian EU parliamentarian suspected of misuse of funds</p> <p>* Vienna prosecutor asking for MEP's immunity to be lifted</p> <p>* One item for 2,200 euros listed as "elephant"</p> <p>By Claire Davenport</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - An Austrian member of the European Parliament is under investigation over suspect expenses claims totalling 1.3 million euros, including one item listed as "elephant".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/austrian-eu-lawmaker-investigated-over-elephant-expenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hans-Peter Martin MEPs for Austria 2009–2014 Political corruption Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:31:10 +0000 5743235 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian lawmaker remanded in bribe scandal case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigerian-lawmaker-remanded-bribe-scandal-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Nigerian court on Friday ordered that lawmaker Farouk Lawan be held without bail following a charge that he solicited a $3 million bribe from an oil baron while probing corruption in the oil industry.</p> <p>The Lawan affair became front-page news in Nigeria when the story emerged last year.</p> <p>Lawan, once known as a graft-busting legislator, pleaded not guilty to the charge that he demanded a bribe from Femi Otedola, head of Zenon Oil and Gas, in exchange for removing the firm's name from a damning final report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigerian-lawmaker-remanded-bribe-scandal-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Lawan Political corruption AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:27 +0000 5743787 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore ex-cop cleared of sex-for-contract charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/singapore-ex-cop-cleared-sex-contract-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former head of Singapore's narcotics police was cleared of corruption on Thursday after a court rejected charges that he demanded oral sex from a contractor to help her win government deals.</p> <p>Ng Boon Gay, former director of the Central Narcotics Bureau, was accused of giving confidential information to a technology supplier who testified for the prosecution, but her statements were found to be inconsistent and unreliable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/singapore-ex-cop-cleared-sex-contract-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ng Ng Boon Gay Political corruption Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:44:41 +0000 5755635 at http://www.globalpost.com Police raid Montreal city hall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/police-raid-montreal-city-hall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quebec's anti-corruption squad on Tuesday raided Montreal city hall, asking employees to leave the building as they searched through files.</p> <p>A spokeswoman for the anti-corruption unit, known as UPAC, confirmed evidence was being gathered of alleged fraud and breach of trust there, as well as at eight other locations, including the offices of several boroughs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/police-raid-montreal-city-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Political corruption AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:15:40 +0000 5760560 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa to name and shame corrupt officials: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/safrica-name-and-shame-corrupt-officials-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Africa will name public service officials convicted of corruption, a cabinet minister said Sunday, amid criticism authorities are too soft on graft.</p> <p>"In the next few days, we will be publishing all the names of people who have been convicted in cases of corruption, and all those whose assets have either been frozen or have been forfeited to the state," said Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.</p> <p>Authorities would name and shame the officials "so the public will know these rotten apples of South African society," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/safrica-name-and-shame-corrupt-officials-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jeff Radebe Political corruption AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:31:47 +0000 5765144 at http://www.globalpost.com Three Lebanese referees charged for receiving sexual bribes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/three-lebanese-referees-charged-receiving-sexual-bribes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Lebanese soccer referees were charged Thursday for receiving sexual bribes in exchange for fixing a match in Singapore, the government's anti-corruption bureau said.</p> <p>Referee Ali Sabbagh, and assistants Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb, were charged before a district court for "corruptly" receiving sexual gratification "as an inducement" to fix the match they were to officiate Wednesday, court documents showed.</p> <p>The charge sheets said the three committed an offence punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/three-lebanese-referees-charged-receiving-sexual-bribes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau Match fixing Political corruption Social Issues AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:16:05 +0000 5801703 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia suffers from knowledge gap regarding ACC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/namibia-suffers-knowledge-gap-regarding-acc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Erongo Region Governor, Cleophas Mutjavikua has indicated that Namibia is suffering from a serious knowledge gap regarding the practices of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).</p><P>Mutjavikua stated this during a one-day consultative meeting on the development of a national anti-corruption strategy framework meeting here on Wednesday.</p><P>Regional Councilors, Local authority officials and various other Government officials attended the consultative meeting.</p><P>He indicated that various legal instruments had been put in place to promote the necessary enabling regime for keeping the </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/namibia-suffers-knowledge-gap-regarding-acc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Cleophas Mutjavikua Political corruption Russian anti-corruption campaign Technology Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:32:04 +0000 Asianet 5802004 at http://www.globalpost.com Singaporean charged over sex offer in match-fixing probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/singaporean-charged-over-sex-offer-match-fixing-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Singaporean businessman has been charged with corruption for offering free sex to three Lebanese football referees to induce them to fix a match in the city-state, a government agency said Sunday. </p> <p>Eric Ding Si Yang, 31, was charged with three counts of corruption on Saturday, a spokesman for the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) told AFP. He gave no further details.</p> <p>If convicted, Ding faces a maximum prison term of five years or a fine of up to Sg$100,000 ($81,000), or both penalties, for each charge.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/singaporean-charged-over-sex-offer-match-fixing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau Match fixing Political corruption Politics Social Issues AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 06:45:32 +0000 5804740 at http://www.globalpost.com Concerted efforts from various sectors of economy needed to root out corruption from society http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/concerted-efforts-various-sectors-economy-needed-root-out-corruption-so <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Concerted efforts from the various sectors of the economy is needed to root out corruption from society, the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commision (ACC), Erna van der Merwe has said.</p><P>Van der Merwe made the remarks here yesterday during a consultative meeting on the development of an anti-corruption strategy with representatives from various government ministries, local authorities and the private sector.</p><P>The ACC Deputy Director said there is a great need for the various sectors of society such as the civil society, private sector, media and the general public to take</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/concerted-efforts-various-sectors-economy-needed-root-out-corruption-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Political corruption Russian anti-corruption campaign Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:02:42 +0000 Asianet 5806463 at http://www.globalpost.com ACC calls for holistic approach against graft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/acc-calls-holistic-approach-against-graft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Concerted efforts from the various sectors of the economy is needed to root out corruption from society, the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commision (ACC), Erna van der Merwe has said.</p><P>Van der Merwe made the remarks here on Friday during a consultative meeting on the development of an anti-corruption strategy with representatives from various government ministries, local; authorities and private sector.</p><P>The ACC Deputy Director said there is a great need for the various sectors of society such as the civil society, private sector, media and the general public to take on</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/acc-calls-holistic-approach-against-graft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Political corruption Russian anti-corruption campaign Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:03:19 +0000 Asianet 5806474 at http://www.globalpost.com Electoral process and caretakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/electoral-process-and-caretakers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The most precious, as well as the most scarce, commodity a developing country has is ‘time’. Vis-à-vis time, man is ever in loss, except those who develop a deep conviction and translate this conviction into a positive, productive and wholesome action. And the two qualities that help sustain such effort are truth and fortitude.</p><P>In today’s Pakistan, the people, for quite some time, have been losing faith. A sense of disappointment prevails. Except for one or two areas, the institutions have suffered continuing deterioration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/electoral-process-and-caretakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Labor Law Political corruption Politics Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:03:28 +0000 Asianet 5806881 at http://www.globalpost.com European Union reaches deal on tough oil, gas anti-corruption law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/european-union-reaches-deal-tough-oil-gas-anti-corruption-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Lewis</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators on Tuesday reached a deal on a law that will make oil, gas, mining and logging firms declare payments to governments, as part of efforts to end poverty in resource-rich nations by ensuring the wealth is shared out.</p> <p>It echoes tough legislation passed in the United States last year, which has led to a court challenge brought by industry body the American Petroleum Institute.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/european-union-reaches-deal-tough-oil-gas-anti-corruption-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse European Union European Union Political corruption Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:45:04 +0000 5808100 at http://www.globalpost.com NAB has an important role to play in stemming corruption: PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/nab-has-important-role-play-stemming-corruption-pm-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Prime Minister Justice R Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has said that National Accountability Bureau NAB has an important role to play in stemming corruption in the country.</p><P>The Prime Minister made these observations during a presentation made by the NAB at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.</p><P>Admiral R Fasih Bukhari said that in absolute terms Pakistan has been rated between 2.3 to 2.7 in the International Corruption Perception Index ICPI since the introduction of the Index by Transparency in 1995.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/nab-has-important-role-play-stemming-corruption-pm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NAB National Accountability Bureau Political corruption Prime Minister Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:18:04 +0000 Asianet 5808480 at http://www.globalpost.com France breaks taboo by forcing ministers to declare assets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/france-breaks-taboo-forcing-ministers-declare-assets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French ministers lining up to publicly declare their personal assets are sparking a revolution in political thinking in France, where experts say it is often easier to talk about sex than money.</p> <p>Under new measures aimed at restoring public confidence in politicians after a major tax fraud scandal, ministers in President Francois Hollande's government have until Monday to lay out their wealth for all to see.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/france-breaks-taboo-forcing-ministers-declare-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Political corruption Social Issues Transparency AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:15:26 +0000 5808779 at http://www.globalpost.com