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Entries in Singapore (55)

Tuesday
Jun302015

Former Petrobras exec alleges bribes from Singapore shipbuilders

Petrobras executive Pedro Barusco (Image courtesy of Agência Brasil Fotografias/Flickr)Another week, another fresh round of bribery allegations from Brazil.

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Tuesday
May052015

Singapore sentencing guidelines: At the intersection of public and private graft

Sundaresh Menon, the Chief Justice of SingaporeThe chief justice of Singapore's Supreme Court used a recent case to set out new sentencing guidelines for private bribery, especially when it involves services that have a strong nexus to the public welfare.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Joint investigative powers for Singapore's central bank officers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force announced last month that it will jointly investigate market misconduct offenses such as insider trading and market manipulation.

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Thursday
Apr162015

Navy officer is ninth defendant to plead guilty in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribe scandal

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Dale Malaki admitted accepting cash, hotel expenses, and the services of a prostitute in return for providing classified U.S. Navy ship schedules and other internal Navy information to the boss of a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew: Paying for Honesty

Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on Monday morning.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

‘Evil should be called by its name’

Street view in Kampala, Uganda (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Freddie Kwiringira runs a safari business in Uganda. He has strong words about the local kleptocrats and the damage they're doing.

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Thursday
Feb052015

Ex-Navy contracting supervisor arrested in Glenn Marine bribery scandal

A civilian formerly working for the U.S. Navy as a contracting supervisor in Asia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the huge bribery scandal involving Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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Wednesday
Feb042015

Will a pay raise keep the Mandarins honest?

China’s State Council has released a plan to increase salaries of civil servants amid public expectations that it will help curb corruption.

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Thursday
Jan082015

U.S. Navy Commander pleads guilty in Singapore-based bribery scandal

Image courtesy of the U.S. NavyA commander in the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges for accepting money, gifts, travel, and prostitutes from a contractor who supplied services to the Navy in Asia.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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