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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To fight corruption, Beijing should look to Pakistan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:16pm by DAN HOUGH

    ... Dan Hough Dan Hough suggests empowering citizens to report bribery, as Lahore has Pakistan's anti-graft message may be well-received in China The Independent Commission Against ... to be reshaped and remoulded. It would have to be given an independence that would place it above and (far) beyond the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. It would need to have strong ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Corruption alert must be taken seriously

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the support of the community over the past few decades, the city distinguishes itself with a clean business environment and a largely corruption ... committee on corruption is rightly concerned that the negative news might have undermined the city's image as a clean society. Although the commission's survey found 95.3 per cent ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for the ICAC to take stock

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... independent". Experience shows that for an anti-corruption agency to succeed, it must be supported by strong laws, properly supervised and be able to discharge its duties without fear or favour. Hong Kong's vaunted policy of zero tolerance of corruption has won it many friends, but it has come at a price. Although the Independent Commission Against Corruption possesses draconian powers, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In China's corruption crackdown, a few fallen giants may well be enough

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard says with its seemingly ambivalent approach to fighting corruption, Beijing is seeking as much to warn senior officials to behave as it is going all out to catch and punish offenders Hands off What are we to make of the mixed signals given by President Xi Jinping's leadership team on official corruption, and the enrichment of officials and their family, ...

  5. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Corruption too costly to society to be complacent about

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:25am by PATRICK LOW

    ... review committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption expressed concern about increased corruption in the public service. Hong Kong has great interest in being clean and is crucially ... than 5 per cent of world GDP. The European Commission said in a report this week the level of corruption in the European Union was "breathtaking", estimated to cost at least 1 per ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... It was their responsibility to look after the prisoners. Now they have to wear the same clothes ICAC graft-buster Steven Ng on catching two corrupt prison officers   I think the way that they're talking about the 457 is pretty disgraceful and racist Tycoon Rupert Murdoch on Australia's crackdown on killed immigrant visas   He's treated like a god … But this is his first ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:33pm by NORA SAUSMIKAT, Chang Ping

    ... transparency surrounding the political elite's assets. When Xi started his anti-corruption campaign against the tigers and flies, he began by targeting the so-called "Shanghai circle"- ... Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping Nora Sausmikat and Chang Ping say political infighting and maintaining stability remain priorities Xi's crackdown on corruption won't lead ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tong must co-operate with probes for his sake and the ICAC's

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... himself for the first time in public yesterday, the former anti-corruption chief was criticised by lawmakers for being evasive. Given Tong is facing a criminal investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption he headed for five years, and that his appearance before the Legco public accounts committee as a voluntary witness did not give him any legal immunity, he was highly ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liaison Office chief must investigate relationship with former ICAC boss

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to fight corruption as well. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@scmp.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FrankChing1 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's graft watchdog needs to set good example

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... confidence in their work. For those charged with fighting bribery, expectations are even higher. Regrettably, the former chief of the Independent Commission Against Corruption has let down the public with questionable spending and practices. The stakes are high given the commission's role as a graft buster. It is imperative to find out the scale of the problem and prevent a reoccurrence. ...




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