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  1. Shares fall as US investigates Macau casino corruption claims

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Shares in Sands China dropped 6 per cent after the Macau casino operator revealed that it was being investigated by anti-corruption agencies in the United States. It follows ... the territory's triad-dominated past. Jacobs also alleged Sands China risked breaching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by employing Macau lawyer Leonel Alves, a member of the territory's executive ...

  2. Gome founder to be charged with corruption, insider trading: report

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter After a year of gathering evidence, mainland prosecutors have decided to charge the billionaire and former Gome Electrical Appliances chairman with corruption and insider trading, mainland media said. But financial weekly The Economic Observer said prosecutors had yet to decide whether to charge Wong Kwong-yu, who is called Huang Guangyu on the mainland, with tax ...

  3. Sonia Gandhi attacks India's 'corrupt' BJP

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... of the people'. 'This is an incompetent, insensitive, irresponsible and brazenly corrupt government ... whose days are numbered,' Ms Gandhi declared while moving a no-confidence motion against ...

  4. Anti-corruption drive futile while 'princelings' thrive

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... internet interest. The two examples provide an interesting footnote to the mainland's anti-corruption campaign, which the party leadership has said could decide the life or death ... to use the media as a weapon to fight widespread corruption among senior officials and their relatives. But there is a line that the official media dare not cross- which is to comment ...

  5. The mother of all corruption

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the world's worst cases of corruption, claiming that the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had illicitly made US$21 billion in kickbacks- twice as much as previously estimated- as a result of UN ... for alleged corruption and mismanagement. With the fall of Baghdad, documentary evidence began emerging from government offices- including lists of names of those who had seemingly taken kickbacks ...

  6. Towards an ideal democracy

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, William Mak has contributed two letters, both essentially warning Hongkongers about the flaws and vulnerabilities of democratic governance. In 'Democracy with stability' (July 27), he asserts that many democratic systems are fraught wi ...

  7. With new airport hub nearby, don't double charges

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After attending a public function on September 14, Mr Wong told the media that up to the day before, the ICAC had received 87 complaints under the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) ... with the law. VALENTINA CHAN, chief press information officer, Independent Commission Against Corruption US hedges popular vote I was a bit baffled that Martin Lee Chu-ming in a letter criticised ...

  8. Chen goes on hunger strike for a third time

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Corruption-tainted former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian said he had gone on a third hunger strike to protest against what he claimed was an illegal trial ... angry protests from Chen's supporters. His wife, Wu Shu-chen, also being tried on corruption charges, and his lawyer, Cheng Wen-lung, accused the court of being inhumane, saying Chen needed ...

  9. Did court weigh the issues for ICAC warrants?

    Posted Jul 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exact a high cost', July 26). That operatives of the Independent Commission Against Corruption were issued search warrants begs further questions about levels of responsibility ... Your cheap shot at the ICAC's lacking in high-profile cases is unwarranted. Without the ICAC, Hong Kong would still be in the backwaters and mired in corruption. The ICAC raids were ...

  10. Australia agrees to extradite HK man

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Action lessens sting from refusal to return expats in piling case Australia's justice minister has approved the return of a Chinese man to Hong Kong to face corruption ... Corruption. The decision comes a week after Hong Kong lodged an unprecedented diplomatic protest with Australia over Justice Minister Chris Ellison's refusal to sign orders granted ...




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