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Malaysia: Sabah Opposition Leader arrested on corrupton charges

20 October 2017   Sabah opposition leader and former Malaysian Cabinet minister Mohd Shafie Apdal was arrested by the anti-graft commission on Thursday 19 October 2017. The commission was investigating alleged $350 million (RM1.5 billion) in government funds siphoned off when he was rural development minister. Shafie Apdal is the Presidet of Warisan Party.   The Malaysiakini news website reported that Mohd Shafie Apdal was hospitalised late Thursday 19 October 2017, for high blood pressure after being arrested by the Malaysian anti-graft commission.   Party deputy president Darell Leiking, said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had requested presence at...

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USA: NCAA basketball corruption

27 September 2017 In the early days people played sport for fun. Later, royal courts organised games for entertainment. Thereafter, the royal courts started recruiting successful sportsmen in to the army. This was the beginning of pecuniary interest in sports. Today sports have become commercial. Football is a high-income sport. The National Football League (NFL) and its 32 teams raised $1.07 billion in sponsorship revenue for the 2013 season. They also earn another $1 billion from DirecTV which streams live TV programs. Not to be left behind, 231 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I schools earned a total...

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India: Retired judge arrested on corruption charge

22 September 2017 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), yesterday arrested six persons, including a retired Odisha high court judge, for enabling Prasad Institute of Medical College to admit students to MBBS courses despite a Supreme Court order barring them from doing so. Prasad Education Trust was one of the 46 colleges that were barred by the government because substandard facilities in and non-fulfilment of the required criteria by the medical college. B P Yadav and Palash Yadav, the owners of the institute, have challenged the Supreme Court decision. CBI alleged, that the retired high court justice Ishrat Masroor...

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Venezuela: Sacked Prosecutor Flees the country

7 September 2017 Luisa Ortega was appointed to the post of chief prosecutor by the National Assembly in December 2007.  Influential politician Diosdado Cabello was behind this appointment.  For years she remained a staunch ally of President Hugo Chávez and his successor, Nicolás Maduro. In 2014, she charged the then opposition leader Leopoldo López with public incitement and conspiracy over his role in a wave of protests against the government at the time. Later he was convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison. In March 2017, she broke ranks with the ruling party and started criticising it openly...

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Brazil: Ex-Presidents da Silva and Rousseff charged of corruption

7 September 2017 Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has just completed his 25-city campaign trip through his party’s strongholds in the northeast. He wants to return to the precedency perhaps to avoid going to prison. On 12 July 2017, he was convicted of money laundering and passive corruption.  He was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison but remains free pending an appeal of the sentence. If convicted, he will not be eligible to run in the 2018 presidential election. While he was in office he was one of the most popular politicians in...

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