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  1. Return to the political fray for Philippines' rising star

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... promises to create a government with zero tolerance for corruption, firmly impose the rule of law and provide a free 10-year public education system. Popularity polls consistently rate him as the man to beat after he cracked the whip at the education ministry, the largest and most graft-ridden agency in the Philippines. In 18 months, he demonstrated zero tolerance for corruption ...

  2. Tread lightly in political minefield

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... arrest is a chilling reminder of the political minefield they have to navigate each day, between doing their job and avoiding being accused of stealing state secrets. Ethnic Chinese journalists ... and the western media once held hopes for increased political liberalisation under President Hu, but they are likely to remain disappointed for some time. The western media has started portraying Mr Hu ...

  3. The prime minister who put honesty back into politics

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... evicted from power, concede he has so far proved to be an honest leader in a country where politics is a byword for corruption. 'We have major ideological differences with him. We have grave ... to power last year after eight years in the political wilderness. But in her hour of victory, she suddenly refused to become the prime minister. Instead, she crowned the soft-spoken Sikh, then 72, ...

  4. New army chief comes in swinging

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila General vows to crush rebels and root out corruption A new military chief took office in the Philippines yesterday, vowing to crush any attempt to destabilise the country and to root out corruption in the armed forces. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Efren Abu, 55, told a restive military weighed down by its biggest corruption scandal ...

  5. Officer's lawyer says free sex was hospitality, not corruption

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... with the colour of corruption,' he said. Mr Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, chief judge of the High Court, then asked Mr Sarony: 'This is not something that friends would do normally, is it? ... officers charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He was found guilty by District Court Judge John Saunders in November last year of three charges of misconduct in public office. ...

  6. Corruption fighter was an early convert to computers

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... corruption was sweeping Hong Kong at the time. The Independent Commission Against Corruption was formed. That same year, Richardson applied for a job and in February 1975 he joined the ICAC's Corruption Prevention Department. His expertise was put to good use, devising and perfecting systems that would plug potential loopholes that permitted graft to flourish. He advised a wide range ...

  7. Corruption fighter recalls being feared and hated

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the ICAC in its first year, he has seen immense changes in public attitudes. He smiles as he recalls how an early supervisor, Paul Dickinson, who was transferred from the police anti-corruption ... since 1974. Corruption is now a high-risk crime, he says. If people are tempted, they realise they have to fear the scrutiny of the ICAC. The biggest change has been in the police. Because ...

  8. Corruption trial charges contested by editor

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Guangdong Lingnan legal firm, also declined to comment on the case. Li, who is in his early 50s, was one of 25 top officials involved in major corruption cases in Guangzhou in 2002. ...

  9. Bhutto now faces further charges

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on trial for several corruption charges should she return from self-imposed exile in London and Dubai. But Farhatullah Babar, spokesman for Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP), said: 'This is politically motivated and unreasonable. Bhutto has the support of the party and the people. 'The fact that the hands of her enemies can chase her even outside Pakistan only makes ...

  10. Philippine officials charged with graft

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Five Philippine government officials have been charged with corruption for owning unexplained assets. The charges come in the wake of graft accusations made by a senator against ... But the militant group Bayan has accused the Arroyo administration of double standards when it came to allegations of corruption against Mrs Arroyo's husband, Jose Miguel, and former Justice Secretary ...




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