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  1. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle- these cases figure among the recent spate of corruption arrests that have come to dominate the headlines in Singapore. Even for a place known for being among the most corruption ... of scandals? The most obvious inference is that authorities are serious about keeping Singapore corruption-free. Indeed, the back-to-back arrests suggest its corruption officials are working overtime. ...

  2. Corrupt cadres fled with 800b yuan

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com As many as 18,000 corrupt mainland officials may have fled the country with as much as 800 billion yuan in ill-gotten gains in less than two ... the perpetrators' main routes of escape, money-laundering methods and the risks they posed to the country. Hong Kong has been widely used as a springboard for corrupt officials to flee to Commonwealth ...

  3. Corruption takes shine off dazzling growth

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... the growing corruption that threatens to undo all these achievements. The country has been mired in a series of scandals that has taken a lot of the sheen off its 'shining India' image, ... as the economy booms, new and larger avenues of corruption are surfacing, with figures now running into billions of dollars. The president of the ruling Congress, Sonia Gandhi, acknowledged this fact ...

  4. The swelling cancer of corruption

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... made China potentially the largest Aids time bomb next to Africa. The second is corruption. While the government remains officially in denial over the first, it must now face the second head on. Corruption is not only causing a massive draining of the state's coffers, but it also poses the single most serious challenge to the government's own political legitimacy ...

  5. Heilongjiang IPO 'delayed over corruption scandal'

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... of the Chinese army, has had its US$1 billion initial public offering slowed by a corruption scandal, sources said. The firm, based in the provincial capital city of Harbin, was undergoing ... to give up its business activities in the late 1990s when many in the government felt the military was neglecting its official duties while corruption scandals involving the businesses it ran ...

  6. Keeping bribery at bay crucial for our standing

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At issue is not extraterritorial jurisdiction, but ridding the world of the scourge of corruption. There's good reason for the law. Britain has long lagged behind other governments with anti-corruption rules. Its reputation suffered as a result of a bribery scandal involving British defence contractor BAE Systems; the country's position in the international corruption index has ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Corruption as 'a largely overzealous, hyper-suspicious animal, jealous of its powers and demonstrating a remarkable contempt for the administration of justice'. The ICAC is a victim of its own success. Thanks to its efforts in the past, Hong Kong is now a relatively corruption-free place. With less corruption there should be less work for the commission. Trying to maintain ...

  8. Party leaders called on to disclose assets

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and their countrymen by adopting zero-tolerance for corruption by party officials,' the retirees wrote. 'Without such an attitude, we believe the new party leadership will not be trusted by ordinary ...

  9. U.K. bribes law a headache for HK companies

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the act as it helps prevent corruption.' Although it may feel like an additional burden for companies, it was good for them in the long run as it created a proper business environment, ... Corruption. But Joseph Chow York-wai, general manager of Bank of East Asia's London branch, said the law created an additional burden for companies operating in Britain. 'We must ensure all ...

  10. Vote-buying scandal a timely reminder

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ensure that the elections are fair with every voter carrying equal weight, and free from threats, violence and corruption. The jailing of two former district councillors last week therefore sent both negative and positive messages. On the negative side, it was a reminder that even a relatively corruption-free city such as Hong Kong is susceptible to the threat of vote-buying. ...




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