The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today quizzed the chairman and three directors of United Group in regard to Panama Papers leak in Dhaka. The interrogation began around 10:00am and ended around 2:00pm. S M M Akhter Hamid Bhuiya, deputy director of ACC interrogated Chairman of the United Group Hasan Mahmud Raza and three directors — Khandkar […]

Government says Prevention of Money Laundering Act meant to do that Malta on Thursday received a reasoned opinion from the European Commission for failing to transpose the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law. EU member states had until June 26 last year to transpose the directive into national legislation. The directive: • strengthens the […]

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campaigners have said Ankara must do more to reverse a “suffocating” crackdown on free speech. Critics say the state of emergency, in place since a failed coup attempt in July 2016 that […]

Sasha Chavkin U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has come under renewed attack after pledging to sell all his stock holdings following the release of an Office of Government Ethics letter blasting him for “omissions and inaccurate statements” in his ethics filings that threatened to “undermine public trust.” Now, John Thune (R-SD), the chair of the […]

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As Pakistan gets ready to vote on 25 July, politicians have started campaigning and addressing crucial social, political and economic issues affecting the country. Even as leaders engage in mudslinging and lash out at each other over remarks or controversies, a lot of issues will be highlighted in the Pakistan election campaign, ranging from the state […]

Over 100 million Pakistani citizens will head to the polls on July 25 to elect a new prime minister and 849 state ministers in this year’s general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan reports. RELATED: Pakistan: 17,000 Members of Ruling Party Face Criminal Charges To gain a simple majority in the National Assembly, a political party must […]

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Bribery: Japanese prosecutors struck their first deferred-prosecution agreement with a company in a bribery case.  (Kyodo) Mining tycoons are trying to foil a U.K. bribery investigation. (Bloomberg) The head of an Indonesian public utility denied allegations after anticorruption authorities searched his house for evidence in a power station graft case. A company allegedly involved tried to distance itself as […]

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Pakistan’s former Prime Minister who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail. The plane carrying Sharif, the supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, and Maryam landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport at […]

High ranking members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are suing investigative journalist Pelin Ünker and her newspaper Cumhuriyet – not for inaccurate reporting, but for the “damage to their reputation” caused by their part in the international Paradise Papers investigation into offshore tax havens. “Turkey’s former prime minister Binali Yildirim, and President […]