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  1. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    The Lamma ferry tragedy, political corruption- 2012 broke Hong Kong's heart

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy From a chief executive plagued by scandal, to an infighting judiciary, 2013 begins on a thorny path A ferry tragedy and political corruption … 2012 has broken Hong Kong's ... The families' grief is incurable, and the special inquiry hearing, which will soon reopen, continues to bring back painful memories. This has also been a year of confrontation, socially and politically ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... Reuters in Paris Conservative politician complains of political persecution by the judiciary after he was placed under investigation for allegedly using his influence to gain details of an earlier investigation Former President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday France’s justice system was being used for political ends, after he was put under investigation on suspicion of using his ...

  3. Officials forced to reveal assets

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not the deputies,' Ren said. 'We must have a national-level plan for such an important anti-corruption measure. 'But above all, we must have the political will to push this forward.' As early ... to make such a mandate. Only a handful of counties and towns have previously required officials to declare their assets, a move the public has long regarded as necessary to combat corruption ...

  4. Mainland bosses feeling the heat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... leadership officials call for an overhaul of the game, which is riddled with corruption and incompetence. As revealed in a two-part series starting today, mainland soccer has reached rock bottom ... Several high-ranking soccer officials and coaches have been arrested for corruption- the 'dark force' that most blame for the sport's shambolic state. The normally passive CFA ...

  5. Lustful cadres warned to exercise caution

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who is in charge of the party's rank and file, lamented that many cadres were ensnared by corruption once they set foot in what he called 'vulgar' venues. Lust was the biggest obstacle to integrity and figured in many cases of career-ending corruption, he said. 'Most corrupt officials fall down because of moral problems... Many officials lounge at hotspots or even ...

  6. Netizens best at exposing official graft, says survey

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Mainland citizens believe online muckrakers are the most powerful force for uncovering official corruption and police and local governments the least effective, a survey shows. ... felt the police and other authorities helped reveal corruption and graft. Wang Xizhi, a public affairs professor at Peking University, said public confidence in online muckrakers reflected ...

  7. Long-term culture of bribery feared

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou An increasing number of young and middle-aged officials in Guangzhou are becoming bribery targets because many corrupt people want to cultivate long-term working ... were becoming 'targets of investment', the China News Service reported. Mr Su also admitted that public confidence in official anti-corruption efforts had waned over the years. ...

  8. Corruption in upkeep of ageing blocks tipped to keep ICAC busy

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Graft-busters expect corruption involving maintenance to take up much of their time in the future as growing numbers of ageing buildings become due for maintenance. The 270 ... in the same period last year, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said the number was likely to grow as more buildings passed the 30-year threshold for compulsory inspections. 'The pie ...

  9. Ma blames politics as corruption trial opens

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei I didn't commit a crime, presidential hopeful says Taiwanese presidential hopeful Ma Ying-jeou has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges dating back to his ... against him were unfair and suggested they were politically motivated. The former KMT leader, who was indicted in February, said he was the only presidential hopeful to be charged. He said ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Aam Aadmi Party vows to clean up India's corrupt political scene

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 01:58am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... is going to be unlike any other. It will be a contest between honesty and corruption. If we win, politics in India will never be the same again." ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Fledgling party's vow to shake up the status quo strikes chord with India's rich and poor alike 'Common Man' on mission to cleanse political ...




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