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US ‘robber’ cops guilty in explosive corruption case

US ‘robber’ cops guilty in explosive corruption case

Baltimore – Two US police officers, described by the prosecution as “both cops and robbers,” were convicted yesterday in one of the country’s most explosive recent cases of law enforcement corruption. A jury convicted Baltimore detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. They will be sentenced later and could face life […]

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Pahang MACC focuses on people’s issues to curb corruption

Pahang MACC focuses on people’s issues to curb corruption

Kuantan – The Pahang Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will continue to focus on various issues which are close to the hearts of the people in its effort to curb corruption. Pahang MACC director Datuk Azmi Kamaruzaman, said one issue which has been identified is the widespread illegal bauxite mining due to loopholes in several government […]

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Saudi closes hotel detention centre as corruption purge winds down

Saudi closes hotel detention centre as corruption purge winds down

Riyadh – Saudi Arabian authorities have released all remaining detainees from Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which had been used as an interrogation centre in a crackdown on corruption, a Saudi official said on Tuesday. The news signalled that the three-month-old purge, in which dozens of top officials and businessmen were detained by investigators who said […]

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Guan Eng indicates corruption trial may affect his election candidacy

Guan Eng indicates corruption trial may affect his election candidacy

George Town – “Perhaps.” That’s what Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said when reporters pressed him for an answer on whether his corruption trial would affect his candidacy in the 14th General Election. Lim, who is the DAP secretary-general, said he would have to attend the trial in the Penang High Court on several four- to […]

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India acquits ex-telco minister of corruption

India acquits ex-telco minister of corruption

New Delhi – India’s former telecoms minister was cleared today of his alleged role in a multi-billion dollar rort that ballooned into one of the country’s biggest-ever political scandals. A special court in New Delhi acquitted Andimuthu Raja of corruption and also dropped charges against a slew of other bureaucrats and corporate executives implicated in […]

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Saudi king vows to continue fighting extremism and corruption

Saudi king vows to continue fighting extremism and corruption

Riyadh – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud vowed Wednesday to continue fighting extremism and corruption, China’s Xinhua news agency reported according to Al Arabiya local news. He made the remarks while inaugurating the second year of the seventh session of the Shura, or consultative council at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh. Some government […]

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3 charged in Malta for murder of anti-corruption journalist

3 charged in Malta for murder of anti-corruption journalist

A magistrate on Tuesday charged three men with murder over a car-bomb blast that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, court officials said. Caruana Galizia died instantly when her car was blown up as she drove out of her home on Oct. 16, a killing that shocked Malta and raised concern within the European Union […]

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Two S. Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption

Two S. Korean ex-spy chiefs arrested over corruption

Seoul – Two former heads of South Korea’s spy agency were arrested Friday on suspicion of paying bribes to aides of ousted ex-president Park Geun-Hye, as a sweeping corruption scandal rocks the country’s political and business elite. Nam Jae-Joon and Lee Byung-Kee, ex-heads of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), were arrested for allegedly handing a […]

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Former Kirchner minister arrested for corruption in Argentina

Former Kirchner minister arrested for corruption in Argentina

A former key minister in Argentina’s husband–and–wife Kirchner governments was arrested for corruption involving hundreds of millions of dollars Wednesday after a Congress vote stripped him of his parliamentary immunity. Former planning minister Julio de Vido was a key figure in the 12–year period between 2003–2015, handling billions of dollars while in charge of Argentina’s […]

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MACC seizes RM29 million in connection with probe over ministry’s fund embezzlement

MACC seizes RM29 million in connection with probe over ministry’s fund embezzlement

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized another RM29 million in connection with its investigation into the alleged fund embezzlement of a ministry. MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said this today when delivering his speech at the 9th International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing, here. “Yesterday we […]

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