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Penang's Corruption-Free Pledge ceremony deferred to next week.

GEORGE TOWN, July 27 — The DAP-led Penang government's Corruption-Free Pledge 10 Plus ceremony that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed to next week. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told a press conference here today that the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Pakistan minister vows to quit in fresh blow to PM Sharif.

ISLAMABAD, July 27 — Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said today he would quit his post once the Supreme Court has ruled on corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whatever the verdict. The announcement by one of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nitish's Saturday meeting with Rahul was final nail in alliance coffin.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars Saturday meeting with Rahul Gandhi proved to be the final nail in the coffin of the grand alliance in the state.During his 40-minute meeting with Kumar, Rahul made it known to him that action could not be taken against Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav merely on the basis of a FIR ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Nitish Kumar is BJP's natural ally: Paswan.

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today described Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a "natural" ally of the BJP and said his return to the NDA will not only give Bihar a corruption-free government but also ensure the opposition parties draw a blank in the 2019 general polls.Attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pennsylvania mayor to appear in court on corruption charges.

PHILADELPHIA — The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is set to appear in federal court on corruption charges.

- Billings Gazette - US

Pakistan minister vows to quit in fresh blow to PM Sharif.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday he would quit his post after the Supreme Court rules on corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whatever the result.

- Reuters - US

Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his only citizenship.

President Poroshenko, accused by Mikheil Saakashvili of corruption, deprives former ally of citizenship by decree.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Behind the scenes at Samsung, as it posts record profits while being embroiled in a corruption scandal, a year after the exploding Galaxy Note7 debacle .

Bloomberg: Behind the scenes at Samsung, as it posts record profits while being embroiled in a corruption scandal, a year after the exploding Galaxy Note7 debacle  —  A year after the exploding phones, Samsung is embroiled in the mess that brought down South Korea's president.  How is it still thriving?

- Techmeme - US

Just 5 percent approve of Brazilian leader Temer's government: poll.

BRASILIA - The approval rating for Brazilian President Michel Temer's government has fallen to just 5 percent and 87 percent of those asked say they do not trust the corruption-plagued leader, according to a survey released by pollster Ibope on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family.

Pakistans Supreme Court today concluded hearing the sensitive Panama Papers case against beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption and money laundering, but reserved its verdict that could jeopardise his political future.The judgment was reserved after counsels of both sides concluded ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

ED registers money laundering case against Lalu Yadav in railway hotel allotment corruption case.

In a major blow to the RJD, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday registered a money laundering case against its chief Lalu Yadav and his family members in a case of alleged corruption related to railway hotel allotment.

- Zee News - IN

Know what Asaduddin Owaisi has to say on split within Bihar's Mahagathbandhan

Nitish Kumar walked out of the mahagathbandhan after RJD chief Lalu Yadav categorically said there was no chance of Tejashwi Yadav resigning over the corruption charges.

- Zee News - IN

Libor: Why banks are set to abandon 'the world's most important number'

Libor, the nearly 50-year-old global borrowing benchmark that became a byword for corruption, is headed for the trash heap of history

- Financial Post - CA

Samsung poised to unseat Intel as king of microchips

Mobile devices and data are the keys to understanding Samsung's ascent as the new industry leader, even as its de facto chief is jailed, battling corruption charges, and it recovers from a fiasco over Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that had to be axed last year because they were prone to catch fire. Manufacturers are packing ...

- SFGate - US

Samsung is smashing it with record profits, despite a corruption scandal

Samsung has shrugged off scandal to announce a record profit. The South Korean electronics giant was propelled to record profit in the second quarter of 2017, and this boom is likely to continue into the third — just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to Apple. The world's biggest ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

China's Economy: Why Conventional Wisdom Can Be Wrong

Members 25 Sep 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Yukon Huang, Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Register Register In light of predictions that China will experience its slowest economic growth for 26 years with an annual growth ...

- Chatham House - UK

Spanish PM Rajoy appears as witness in corruption trial

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied any knowledge of an illegal financing scheme within his conservative Popular Party as he testified as a witness at a major graft trial Wednesday.

- France24 - FR

Fears state capture inquiries may turn into a farce

The DA believed it may merely be "an exercise in damage control rather than a real attempt at rooting out corruption".

- Cape Times - SA

Reject the Mining Charter, urges Phosa

African National Congress presidential hopeful, Mathews Phosa, has rubbished the recently revised Mining Charter as a document crafted by corrupt politicians who colluded with illegal immigrants' in an attempt to get their hands on the country's mineral resources. Under threat of legal action, Mineral Resources Minister ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Crowdfunding to reward whistleblowers

Would you blow the whistle on corrupt or unethical practices if you knew you would receive a cash reward? A new Swiss crowdfunding platform thinks that's a good idea.And so do two notable Swiss whistleblowers,...

- Expatica - NL

Will support BJP in both houses of Parliament, says JD-U

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, the JD-U spokesperson accused him of "not being serious" in fighting corruption.

- Rediff.com - IN

Corruption scandals in Kerala BJP not a state issue: CPI-M

Another BJP leader in Kerala, M.T. Ramesh, was accused of taking a bribe of a similar amount from another medical college owner to get recognition.

- Zee News - IN

FIFA senior VP Villar resigns amid another corruption case

The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official.Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ex-Park aide, culture minister jailed for blacklisting South Korean artists

A South Korean court on Thursday sentenced the former presidential chief of staff and the former culture minister to prison for blacklisting thousands of artists and denying them state support because they were believed to be unfriendly to ousted President Park Geun-hye. They are the latest convictions from the corruption ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

ED registers money laundering case against Lalu Prasad, family

In fresh trouble for RJD chief Lalu Prasad, the ED has registered a money laundering case against him and his family members in a railway hotels allotment corruption case dating back to the UPA tenure, officials said today.The case has been registered under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act . The central ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Penang's anti-corruption pledge signing ceremony postponed

The state will wait for MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli to be available next week, says CM.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Senior FIFA VP Villar resigns amid another corruption case

- Townhall.com - US

Rajoy questioned on corruption: first time a Spanish serving prime minister appears in court

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has told the country's National Court he did not know anything about the ruling Partido Popular's accounting practices when a corrupt scheme allegedly helped fund it. Wednesday's highly-anticipated hearing was the first time that a prime minister has appeared in court while holding ...

- MercoPress - FK

Illinois man pleads guilty to seeking bribes in Afghanistan

A 48-year-old central Illinois man who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan has pleaded guilty to soliciting $320,000 in bribes from Afghan contractors.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Angel Maria Villar resigns from UEFA, FIFA posts

The president of the Spanish football association has resigned from his posts as vice president of both UEFA and FIFA. Angel Maria Villar is currently in jail on corruption charges.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Traffic department set for reforms to curb graft, Uhuru says

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The government will reform the traffic police department to curb corruption as a move to lower transport costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured. President Kenyatta said his administration is determined to streamline the transport sector to stop the increase of fares resulting from matatu ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Ex-PCG chiefs Isorena, Melad face graft raps over P68-M office supplies mess

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of graft charges against former Philippine Coast Guard chiefs Rodolfo Isorena and William Melad over the anomalous procurement of P68 million worth of office equipment in 2014.

- GMA News - PH

SC seeks reply from Interior Ministry on Dr Asim's ECL plea

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court sought on Thursday a reply from the Interior Ministry regarding placing of Dr Asim Hussain’s name on the Exit Control List .The three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, was hearing Dr Asim’s plea to remove his name from the ECL.The bench observed that it wants to know if ...

- Geo.tv - PK

China's exiled tycoon Guo ''fabricated'' corruption claims: Report

In an online video stream last month, Guo produced a corporate tree diagram which he said showed companies linked to Yao, including GI Technologies Co.

- Zee News - IN

Will support BJP in both houses of Parliament: JD

The JD today announced that it will support the BJP-led NDA government in both the houses of Parliament, shortly after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Bihars chief minister.JDs national spokesperson K C Tyagi also hit out at the Congress saying it does not have any credibility and accused it of not being serious about fighting ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Bihar will not accept new JD-BJP dispensation under Nitish Kumar, says CPI

Communist Party of India on Thursday said Nitish Kumar should have waited till the court verdict on corruption charges against Tejashwi Yadav. The post Bihar will not accept new JD-BJP dispensation under Nitish Kumar, says CPI appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Corruption cannot be so prevalent without the involvement of everyone, says Finance Minister Muhith

Corruption is so prevalent in Bangladesh because everyone is involved in it, either directly or indirectly, says Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

- BDNews24 - BD

Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy CM.

- Zee News - IN

ED registers money laundering case against Lalu Yadav in railway hotel allotment corruption case

In a major blow to the RJD, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday registered a money laundering case against Lalu Yadav and his family members in railway hotel allotment corruption case.

- Zee News - IN

James Corden delivers hilariously sassy parody of 'L-O-V-E' after Trump's trans military ban

James Corden watched Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from the military very, very closely, ahead of his performance on the Late, Late show. SEE ALSO: Trump bars transgender people from military, calls them a "disruption" And boy, did he deliver. Sporting a frock coat, walking stick and top hat, Corden ...

- Mashable! - US

News24.com | Pravin Gordhan warns recovery from corruption may take 10 years

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has criticised those sitting on the fence and allowing state capture to continue crippling the country's economy.

- News24.com - ZA

Behind the scenes at Samsung, as it posts record profits while being embroiled in a corruption scandal, a year after the exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle

Bloomberg: Behind the scenes at Samsung, as it posts record profits while being embroiled in a corruption scandal, a year after the exploding Galaxy Note 7 debacle  —  A year after the exploding phones, Samsung is embroiled in the mess that brought down South Korea's president.  How is it still thriving?

- Techmeme - US

Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals

Despite being slammed by scandals, Samsung just recorded a record quarter of business with a net profit of $9.9 billion for Q2 2017. The Korea firm has been rocked by the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 and the prosecution of de facto leader Jay Y. Lee on bribery charges, but that didn't stop it from pulling in revenue of ...

- TechCrunch - US

Samsung is smashing it with record profits, despite a corruption scandal

Brad Barket/Getty Images for SamsungSamsung has shrugged off scandal to announce a record profit. The South Korean electronics giant was propelled to record profit in the second quarter of 2017, and this boom is likely to continue into the third — just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED ...

- Business Insider - US

Ex-Georgia leader vows to regain Ukrainian citizenship

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who moved to Ukraine to lead one of the country's most corruption-ridden regions, says he will fight to keep his Ukrainian citizenship.

- FOX News - US

Straw Stadium Mocks Russia's Zenit Arena

A farmer in Russia's north Caucasus has built a straw stadium to mock the delays, budget overruns, and corruption scandals surrounding the construction of the Zenit Arena in St. Petersburg -- a key venue in the 2018 World Cup.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Samsung soars, sidestepping jailing of chief, Note 7 fiasco

After a tumultuous year of surreal corruption scandals involving exotic horses and the jailed billionaire scion and one of the most embarrassing recalls in the consumer electronics history, Samsung stunned investors with another improbable record: the South Korean tech giant may have earned more than Apple and ended Intel's ...

- SFGate - US

New film claims John Dalli unsuccessfully tried to obtain info about alleged conspiracy against him

Former European commissioner John Dalli unsuccessfully tried to obtain information about an alleged conspiracy against him that led to his sacking, according to a documentary made by two Danish journalists. The 92-minute investigative feature, which has just been released, was produced by Mads Brügger and Mikael Bertelsen ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Reuters: Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president's political aspirations in Ukraine. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft as president ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

News24.com | Things are the way they are

One way of countering corruption in the ANC is for public figures and business to withdraw their support from the party. But reform of the electoral system is also necessary, writes Sara Gon.

- News24.com - ZA

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