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Entries in Thailand (59)

Thursday
Nov202014

Raids on Bangkok ‘venues’ turn up police bribe list

Authorities raiding two entertainment venues in Thailand's capital said they found a list of police officers who allegedly took bribes to ignore license violations and illegal sex services.

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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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Tuesday
Nov182014

SEC sanctions ex FLIR employees for Saudi Arabia bribes

Image courtesy of FLIRThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it sanctioned two former employees in the Dubai office of a U.S.-based defense contractor for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking government officials in Saudi Arabia on a “world tour” to help win business for the company. The two later created phony records to hide their offenses.

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Friday
Nov142014

Violinist banned from ski races for Olympic cheating

Vanessa Mae -- the classical violinist who won cross-over pop stardom -- has been banned for four years by the International Ski Federation for competing in races rigged to help her qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Report: Siriwan faces Thailand indictment for film festival bribery

Thailand's attorney general and the top anti-corruption agency have jointly agreed to indict former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan for taking bribes in connection with the Bangkok Film Festival.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar's one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.

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Monday
Nov032014

Bio-Rad pays $55 million to settle FCPA offenses

California-based life science company Bio-Rad Laboratories agreed Monday to pay a total of $55 million to settle DOJ and SEC allegations that subsidiaries made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand to win business

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Friday
Oct172014

Thailand: Public hoots down bonus for traffic cops who reject bribes

Image courtesy of the Thailand Traffic PoliceNew Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner Sriwara Rangsipramkul has stopped a week-old campaign in which traffic police could earn rewards of 10,000 baht ($306) for arresting people who offered them a bribe.

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Wednesday
Sep242014

General Cable reports investigation of Angola, Thailand, India payments

Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said in an SEC filing Monday that it is investigating "certain commission payments involving sales to customers" in Angola, and the way the payments were reflected in the company's books and records. Payments to agents in Thailand and India are also being investigated and "may have implications under the FCPA," the company said.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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