Iraq seeks Interpol alerts for former officials over US$2.5 billion graft
The scandal centres on suspected illegitimate cash withdrawals from the Commission between 2021 and 2022 totalling around US$2.5 billion, according to Iraqi officials.
In squeaky-clean Singapore, two political dramas raise questions
Singaporeans were shocked to be told that the transport minister had been arrested in connection with a graft investigation, and that two lawmakers were stepping down because of an inappropriate relationship.
Indonesia president names new communications minister after graft scandal
Johnny G Plate, who denies wrongdoing, faces life imprisonment if found guilty of corruption in a project that saw an estimated US$534.94 million of state losses.
Trial opens for 50 Vietnam officials over rescue flight bribes
The case is part of a major anti-corruption drive that led to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's sudden resignation – an unprecedented move in communist Vietnam, where political changes are normally carefully orchestrated.
PwC Australia says staff involved in tax leak face 'severe' consequences
The firm has already placed nine partners on leave and named four former partners directly involved in the breach who have since left the firm.
Japan's biggest ad agency indicted in growing Olympic scandal
The indictment followed the arrest this month of a senior Tokyo 2020 organising committee official and three others who were accused of rigging a string of Olympic Games-related tenders.
Indonesian businessman fined over US$370 million for stock manipulation
Indonesian media dubbed the cases businessman Tjokrosaputro was implicated in some of the worst corruption scandals in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Fat Leonard, Malaysian contractor in US Navy bribery case, escapes house arrest
Leonard Glenn Francis cut off his GPS anklet some time Sunday morning, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
UK Tories mired in new scandal over MP’s drunken behaviour
Numerous reports say Tory MP Chris Pincher has been accused of groping two men in front of others at the private members Carlton Club in central London, prompting complaints to the Conservative party.
UK apologises for hospital scandal over 200 baby deaths
The report listed a catalogue of repeated failings at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust over a 20-year period from 2000 to 2019.
South Korea’s disgraced ex-president Park freed after nearly 5 years in prison
South Korea's top court in January upheld a 20-year prison sentence imposed after Park was found guilty of colluding with a friend to receive tens of billions of won from companies.
Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse
Lee Jae-yong was fined US$60,000 by the Seoul Central District Court, around 0.0006% of his estimated US$10.2 billion fortune.