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  1. Nepal ravaged by rising tide of violence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... in an intractable three-way power struggle between a hardline king, brutal Maoist rebels and feuding, corrupt politicians indifferent to the people. 'What will happen to our country?' is a common ... grounds around the country he drew respectable crowds of loyal subjects chanting: 'Our King! Our country!' winning applause for condemning corruption. But in the capital, Kathmandu, ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... companies who were found guilty of criminal offences. According to his data, 14 listed companies are under Independent Commission Against Corruption investigations. That should be an excellent ... the analysts' report might read: 'Huge operational gearing off smaller market size.' In the first 11 months, the ICAC reported a 14 per cent drop in corruption reports to 3,450, yet ...

  3. Beijing plans clampdown on illegal sales of state assets

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan First round of new regulations to affect 150,000 medium to small-sized SOEs China plans to introduce regulations to curb illegal asset sales as part of efforts to reform moribund state companies. The plans follow heated talks about growing fraud and corruption at state firms at the National People's Congress (NPC) which yesterday closed with Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  4. A grim and thrilling read

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... be destroyed at all costs. Nicola Morgan's vivid story is played out amongst the poverty, disease and corruption of 19th century Edinburgh, but her depiction of Robbie's moral and emotional ...

  5. Women now hold up only 20pc of the sky

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said. The recent trend of blaming mistresses for the corruption of senior officials only reinforced the negative image of women, Professor Ai added. Analysts said that, because women made up ...

  6. Military reshuffle hints at unfinished business

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the transfer of military run enterprises to government agencies as part of the drive to professionalise the PLA and weed out corruption. Mr Hu's adroit handling of the issue earned him prestige ...

  7. Around the nation

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Boss lighters from the workshop in Wenzhou two years ago. City charges 436 people for involvement in corruption SHANGHAI- In the first 11 months of this year, city prosecutors charged 436 suspects for involvement in corruption. The total was announced on Thursday, the Shanghai Daily reports. Jiangsu to spend big next year on public projects JIANGSU- The provincial government ...

  8. Jobs-for-bribes scandal delivers blow to unions

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is responsible for protecting the status and rights of contract workers. But this union was so corrupt that it was making money by selling jobs to them. Those responsible have become the blood-sucking ...

  9. UN may benefit from American's blunt talking

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

    ... thing. Dismay over growing irrelevance and drift at the UN stretches far beyond Washington. The unfolding scandals over peacekeepers' misdeeds and corruption at the agency's Iraqi ...

  10. 'Years of excitement' ahead for Thai politics

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as possible, despite continuing protests. At the same time, the government is pushing ahead with prosecutions against what it describes as the corrupt and dictatorial rule of Thaksin and his Thai Rak ...




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