While Hong Kong has generally been regarded as one of the least corrupt places in the world, with a rather clean government and disciplined services, the facts revealed in a recent corruption trial against two police officers and a businessman raised concerns about the wider integrity of the police department.… Continue Reading
A survey in Asia by Transparency International found that just over one in four people had paid a bribe to access public services during the prior year.
That means about 900 million people had paid bribes in the surveyed countries.… Continue Reading
A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria’s efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that’s now destabilizing the entire country.
Sarah Sewall, left, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week that security forces “must overcome entrenched corruption and incompetence for it to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram on April 14,” a report by Punch said.… Continue Reading
We’re sometimes asked what part of the FCPA we’d change if we had the power to do that.
Usually we say we don’t have a problem with the words of the FCPA, but that we might change respondeat superior, for example, to give companies a fighting chance to defend themselves.… Continue Reading