Executive/Government

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM as protests spill into second day

Thousands gathered for a second day of protests on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multi-million-dollar financial scandal, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia's longest-serving leader.
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Iraqi PM orders judicial reform in anti-corruption drive

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an overhaul of the judiciary after the country's most influential Shi'ite Muslim cleric singled it out as one of the most important priorities of a new campaign against Corruption.
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Malaysia's home ministry suspends top publications over 1MDB reports

The Malaysian government's crackdown on the media and dissenters widened on Friday, as the home ministry suspended publication of two leading financial newspapers over their reporting of alleged Graft at the country's troubled state investment fund.The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily were suspended for three months from July 27, just days after authorities blocked access to a website that has covered the scandal and has been critical of Prime Minister Najib Razak's government.T
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Guzman escape turns up heat on Mexican president over corruption

The dramatic escape on Saturday of the world's most notorious drug lord has raised pressure on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to curb Corruption and the drug gangs that play an outsized and violent role in his country.

Spain opens 'biggest corruption trial'

Thirty-seven people, including leading members of Spain's ruling Popular Party, have gone on trial in Madrid accused of involvement in a massive Corruption network.

Ruzyňské čekání na Dalíka skončilo. Dorazil k výkonu trestu

Lobbyist Marek Dalík arrived at the prison in Prague Ruzyně on Thursday. He arrived shortly before 16 o'clock, which was the deadline for his accession to prison. Dalík was sentenced to a four years imprisonment and a four-million fine for attempted fraud. He was found guilty of asking the representatives of Austrian Steyr arms factory for a 18 million euros bribe, in exchange for influencing governments decisions on the purchase of armored personnel carriers for the Czech army. However Dalík refuses being guilty and he filed an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has not discussed the case yet and the appeal does not have a suspensive effect on the execution of Dalik´s sentence.

Šlachta dostal od financí oficiální nabídku na práci u celníků

Robert Šlachta, the ex leader of the Department for Combating Organised Crime received an offer from the leadership of the Ministry of Finance to the post of Deputy General Director the Customs Administration. Šlachta left the Police after 26 years in duty, because of his disagreement with police reorganisation.

Cameron to seek G7 action to fight corruption

Prime Minister David Cameron will tell G7 leaders on Sunday that fifa's Corruption scandal offers an opportunity to tackle the broader "cancer" of Corruption globally

Tax-News.com: European Parliament Begins Panama Papers Inquiry

The European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance, and Tax Evasion (PANA) held its first full meeting on September 27. It consists of 70 members, including a chair and four vice chairs. It will investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of European law with respect to Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance, and Tax Evasion by the European commission or member states.

Bahamas Leaks: Another setback  for the EU Commission

The European commission is lurching from one Corruption scandal to the next. It's easy to get the impression that the body is gradually losing all credibility when you read the headlines on the most recent 'Bahamas Leaks' scandal involving Neelie Kroes.
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