Corruption

I caught sight of a Department of Information photograph as I began to write this column, showing Konrad Mizzi, Minister Within the Office of the Prime Minister, prominent in a row of Maltese cabinet ministers, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and other Commission officials, in Brussels for meetings. And I thought, “What a bunch […]

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ISLAMABAD: Spokesman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Naeem-ul-Haq has said that the federal ministers are trying to save the prime minister by making Panama Papers case a government’s case. Talking to newsmen in Bani Gala on Tuesday, he said the prime minister will soon lose his premiership. He said the ministers are busy in undue criticism on […]

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If people of undisputed integrity share this same opinion, then our country is doomed and condemned for a long period of bad governance it had never witnessed before. That was my first reaction after having read Desmond Zammit Marmarà’s opinion piece (November 4) that Joseph Muscat had shown admirable leadership qualities in the way he […]

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FOCUS The political governments love to take popular decisions but the real test for their nerve comes when they have to take difficult and unpopular decisions. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi very deftly sold one such decision to his nation last week. On the evening of November 8, tickers suddenly appeared on the Indian television […]

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Long before the Bahamas and Panama leaks, many cases of unlawful capital outflows, tax avoidance and corruption by public officeholders and others were cited in these columns. However, NAB, ECP, the election tribunal, SBP, FBR, FIA and provincial anti-corruption departments, as expected, chose to look the other way. Till today, no effort has been made […]

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FOCUS The political governments love to take popular decisions but the real test for their nerve comes when they have to take difficult and unpopular decisions. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi very deftly sold one such decision to his nation last week. On the evening of November 8, tickers suddenly appeared on the Indian television […]

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At first glance, a survey showing that nearly half the population thinks the government is corrupt should be considered as bad news for Castille. But looking at the situation from another angle, given the numerous corruption scandals that have hit the country since the Labour Party took over in March 2013, the survey result may […]

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Should an election be held today, the Labour Party (PL) would win the election by a comfortable 7.7 percentage points, a survey commissioned by The Malta Independent on Sunday shows. Respondents were simply asked: Should an election be held today, who would you vote for? After removing the ‘don’t knows’ and ‘would not vote’ from […]

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Nearly half of respondents, 47 %, believe that the government is corrupt, according to the November edition of the iSurvey commissioned by The Malta Independent. Respondents were asked a straightforward question: Do you think the government is corrupt? Overall, 47.02% believe so, 37.83% reject this notion, 13.45% are undecided while 1.64% refused to answer the […]

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A daily roundup of corruption news from across the Web. We also provide a daily roundup of important risk compliance stories via our daily newsletter, The Morning Risk Report, which readers can sign up for here. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk. Bribery: In local politics: A New Jersey councilman’s bid to toss bribery charges against […] […]

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Now, the undisclosed money under the mattress becomes mere waste paper. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) In a bold, revolutionary and historic step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only dealt a death blow to black money hoarders and corrupt people by demonetising Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, but also struck a sledgehammer at Pakistan’s […]

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Now, the undisclosed money under the mattress becomes mere waste paper. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) In a bold, revolutionary and historic step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only dealt a death blow to black money hoarders and corrupt people by demonetising Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, but also struck a sledgehammer at Pakistan’s […]

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David Cameron was widely reported to have made a “gaffe” this week when he was filmed telling the Queen: “We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain.” The Prime Minister, who is hosting an anti-corruption summit in London, also described Afghanistan and Nigeria as “possibly the two most corrupt countries in […]

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LAHORE: Jamaat e Islami (JI) Amir, Senator Sirajul Haq said that the government is using dilatory tactics and it has prolonged the Panama Leaks case by not presenting complete documents as usual in the Supreme Court (SC). “The faces of the rulers have turned pale and the words are not assisting them. Government prolonged the […]

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