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  1. Cracks in junta a growing threat to corrupt old guard

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... as protector of the people. They have become increasingly dismayed at corruption within government and believe it is undermining the army's future role. A referendum in May on the newly drafted ... of the army. 'They are watching their unscrupulous colleagues, hiding behind the uniform, building up massive fortunes from corruption in government, and they are worried that this tarnishes ...

  2. Panyu villagers picket offices in corruption protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the removal of Mr Chen over allegations of corruption. However, a letter issued by the Yuwotou town government- dated Friday and delivered to villagers yesterday- described Tuesday's clash ... with batons and shields clashed with the villagers, and some protesters were battered. About 400 villagers signed a letter last month calling for the sacking of Mr Chen over suspected corruption ...

  3. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bo Xilai might be corrupt, but he is a capable leader and is good to poor people A Beijing taxi driver's assessment of the fallen Politburo member The battle of France has only just begun... Nothing will be the same again Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen I'm not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone Chelsea captain John Terry apologises ...

  4. News - World - BRIEFS

    World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... issued by the country's human rights commission. Commission representative Andres Aguirre said Mexico's prisons were plagued by overcrowding, a shortage of guards and corrupt employees ... since 2010- often with the help of corrupt prison officials- constituted a grave problem for the country. Reuters Libya absorbs militias into security forces TRIPOLI- Libyan authorities moved ...

  5. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on aid and military operations. Rampant corruption and a Taliban insurgency that seems certain to continue regardless of foreign troops have led ... schedules are mostly on track, there is concern whether they will be able to effectively fight the Taliban on their own. Donors recognise that corruption has slashed as much as 20 per cent off ...

  6. Alliance activists in clash with riot police

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Kaohsiung Protesters take to the streets in a number of the island's cities Supporters of the opposition alliance smashed a campaign van into a security barrier outside the Kaohsiung prosecutor's office and tried to enter t ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the WikiLeaks website of Julian Assange (above) The parliament in Delhi had to bow down to people power, but our fight does not end here Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has ended his 13-day ...

  8. PLA sets up audit group to fight graft

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army yesterday established an audit work steering group aimed at eradicating corruption among troops, military media ... billion). In January, a senior army officer was sacked after being implicated in 'economic problems', a euphemism for corruption, according to sources in Beijing. The first meeting ...

  9. History repeats itself, 10 years after Estrada's fall

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... claiming various ailments. There are other eerie similarities. Both cases see a former president charged with a major crime. Both when in power touted themselves as staunch foes of corruption ... street uprising. There had been outrage over his administration's corruption. Arroyo had been expected to clean up her predecessor's mess and usher in clean government. Instead her ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... Russia and China, and an extremely corrupt and politicised general staff. Moreover, if Kim believes South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye, is going to buckle under his threats, he ...




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