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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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MACC to nab officers involved in corruption at borders

MACC to nab officers involved in corruption at borders

Tumpat – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is committed to taking action, including arresting officers from enforcement agencies who involved in corruption and power abuse at the country’s borders. Its chief commissioner, Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad admitted that some officers of enforcement agencies in the country’s borders had been infected with the ‘bribery virus’ which […]

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Tunisians march against contested corruption amnesty

Tunisians march against contested corruption amnesty

Tunis – Hundreds of Tunisians protested on Saturday in the streets of the capital against a widely contested new law that grants officials from the former regime involved in corruption amnesty from prosecution. Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a law protecting officials accused of graft during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering […]

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Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Brasilia – Brazil’s chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group in the biggest climax yet to the country’s ever-growing corruption scandal. Temer was accused along with six heavyweight political allies, said Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot’s office in a statement. The statement said Temer “acted as […]

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MACC, Prasarana collaborate in fighting corruption

MACC, Prasarana collaborate in fighting corruption

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) today collaborated in promoting awareness of corruption and abuse of power among the public by running a campaign through public transportation. MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said for a start, advertisements with anti-corruption messages would be displayed on two Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) coaches. “The outer walls of […]

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Sri Lanka jails Rajapakse’s top aide over corruption

Sri Lanka jails Rajapakse’s top aide over corruption

Colombo – Sri Lanka’s High Court jailed a top civil servant for three years Thursday in the first corruption sanction against a member of former president Mahinda Rajapakse’s government. Lalith Weeratunga was also fined two million rupees and ordered to pay 50 million in damages for spending 600 million rupees (RM16.53 million) of state cash […]

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Brazil ex-presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

Brazil ex-presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

Brazil’s top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organization, the latest accusations in Brazil’s sprawling corruption scandal. The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, alleged that eight members of the Workers Party, including Lula and Rousseff, committed a series of […]

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Chinese province says ends corruption ‘cancer’

Chinese province says ends corruption ‘cancer’

Beijing – A Chinese province whose corruption problem was once likened to cancer has turned over a new leaf, like the spring rain blowing away smog, its top official wrote in the country’s leading newspaper on Thursday. The coal-rich northern province of Shanxi had developed a reputation as one of China’s most graft-plagued, with a […]

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