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  1. ICAC takes aim at building managers

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Graft-busters have pledged to step up scrutiny of building management, fearing corruption in the industry will worsen as buildings age. The Independent Commission Against Corruption says crooked managers are grasping the opportunity to extract bribes from companies called in for maintenance projects on ageing structures. The situation could get worse as the government ...

  2. Anti-graft hero gets life in jail for corruption

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Fujian anti-graft hero Huang Jingao was yesterday sentenced to life in prison for corruption. The former Communist Party chief of the province's Lianjiang county ... into the spotlight last August after the People's Daily website ran a letter he wrote denouncing corruption. He was widely dubbed the 'bullet-proof vest party secretary' when he said he had ...

  3. Crackdown ordered on brazenly corrupt police

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The investigation and punishment of corrupt Malaysian police has been ordered after an independent report cited cases of senior officers making millions by running brothels and protection rackets and turning a blind eye to drug trafficking. Public and media outrage over the brazen corruption revealed in this week's royal commission report ...

  4. Number of corrupt cadres fleeing 'curbed'

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing More than 70 corrupt cadres who fled overseas have been arrested by mainland authorities on graft charges since 1998 as part of a wider national crackdown on corruption, according to a senior prosecutor. Wang Jianming, director of the Supreme People's Procuratorate's Anti-Graft Bureau, said: 'China has effectively curbed the number ...

  5. Steady fall in corruption cases

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Catherine Hau The community has changed its mindset and will now no longer tolerate graft WHEN MACAU'S anti-graft body, the Commission Against Corruption of Macau (CCAC), was set up in 1999, there were 393 corruption complaints. The following year there were 978, with a peak of 1,265 in 2001. Since then there have been around 1,000 complaints a year but CCAC commissioner ...

  6. Anti-corruption committee targets Olympic projects

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... image on the world stage. But with up to US$16 billion expected to be spent on the construction of stadiums and related infrastructure and services, corruption is threatening to tarnish China's image. With the Games more than three years away, there have already been two corruption scandals. The former deputy chief of the Beijing Transport Bureau- which is in charge of building ...

  7. Corruption complaints fall, but ICAC has concerns

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Benjamin Wong and Ravina Shamdasani The number of corruption complaints fell by 13 per cent last year, but the ICAC remains concerned about graft among law enforcers and abuses linked to the awarding of contracts. Corruption complaints received by the ICAC dropped to 3,746 last year from 4,310 in 2003, the head of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Raymond Wong Hung-chiu, ...

  8. Diverse faiths unite in war on corruption

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's wavering war on corruption has received a major boost, with leaders of Malaysia's leading religions pledging ... corruption is a sin. They pledged to fight corruption from the pulpit and start an advertising campaign to inform the rest of the community. They made the pledge at a two-day conference that ended ...

  9. Transparency is still best way to beat corruption

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at it realistically, its turning point is nowhere in sight. As top party leaders have repeatedly warned, the party's survival depends on its success in fighting corruption, but the battle is far from ... the party's anti-graft bodies investigated and punished 339,000 corrupt party officials. But those figures have failed to cheer top party leaders. A little more than one week before the opening ...

  10. Corrupt officials use law loophole

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang A loophole in the property law is providing shelter for corrupt officials and should be closed, according to an academic. In a letter posted on the People's Daily website on Wednesday, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Shao Daosheng said Article 395 of the criminal law was defective and allowed corrupt public servants to escape more severe punishment. ...




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