Philippines: Ex-Coast Guard Chief, 24 Others Charged with Graft

Former Philippines Coast Guard chief William Melad and 24 others have been charged for graft after their alleged involvement in the irregular disbursments and procurements of office and construction supplies worth P68 million back in 2014.

The Ombudsman is charging those involved for purchasing cell cards, hardware, office, construction and IT supplies without public bidding.

To read more, visit the Manila Times here.

Malaysia Extends Power with Indonesia in Corruption Eradication

The Chairman of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Datuk Dzukifli bin Ahmad met with Chairman Agus Rahardjo of the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a joint effort to strengthen cooperation between the two agencies.

The meeting was aimed at reaffirming interstate cooperation on issues of corruption and graft involving the two countries, particularly in cases involving the flow of graft money between the two countries.

To read more, visit Netral News here.

Malaysia: 3 Domestic Trade Ministry Staff Members Nabbed for Graft

Three staff members of the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) of the enforcement department, Beaufort division were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission based on accusations that all three had asked for a bribe of RM 600.

To read more, visit the New Straits Times here.

Malaysia: Penang's Corruption-Free Pledge Ceremony Deferred to Next Week

The DAP-led Penang government's Corruption-Free Pledge 10 plus ceremony has been postponed till next week as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Datuk Dzulkifi Ahmad is unable to attend.

To read more, visit the Malay Online here.

Philippines to Abolish Agency Hunting Marcos Plunder

The government of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's government has plans to abolish the agency that is tasked with recovering the billions of dollars in plunder from the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his allies.

The announcement coincides with the remarkably swift political rehabilitation of the Marcos clan, which was responsible for accelerating the rise of President Rodrigo Duterte to power. Some speculate that the abolition of the agency has much to do with securing the political ambitions of the late former President's son, popularly known as "Bongbong" to run for the Presidency one day.

To read more, visit Channel News Asia here.

Thailand:PACC: Paddy Storage Graft 'Cost B90 Billion'

More than 90 billion baht in damages has been accrued as a result of fraud in paddy storage for the rice-pledging scheme as reported by the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). The warehouse had made an agreement with the Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) to keep 5% broken grade white rice and 95% full grain white rice under the 2012-2013 programme.

The allegations were brought to light after inspections found that substandard and deteriorated rice crops harvested between 2008-2011 were stored in the warehouses to replace the illegal selloff of high quality rice grains in 12 different warehouses in Sukhothai.

To read more, visit the Bangkok Post here.


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