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Aung San Suu Kyi faces fresh corruption charges in Myanmar as trial nears

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Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other former officials from her government have been hit with fresh corruption charges, according to state-run media. Citing the country’s anti-corruption commission, th...

Friday briefing: PM faces fresh corruption claim

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Hello, Warren Murray returning to you with Friday’s briefing. Other briefings may be available – but why take the risk? Boris Johnson has been accused of potential corruption by Labour as it emerged he sought funds f...

More female executives quit Victoria’s corruption watchdog amid workplace bullying concerns

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Senior women have continued to leave Victoria’s anti-corruption commission this year as the agency grapples with a culture of sexual harassment and bullying. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s e...

The Guardian view on police corruption: the Met must be rebuilt

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The role of the police is to enforce the law and maintain public order. In order that they may do this, officers wield enormous power. Not only are they able to arrest people, depriving them of liberty; they can acces...

Former Netanyahu aide testifies against him in corruption trial

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A one-time confidant to Benjamin Netanyahu has begun testifying against him in the former Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial in Jerusalem. Nir Hefetz, a former spokesperson for Netanyahu, is a key prosecution w...

Pressure mounts on Bolsonaro amid rising anger over vaccine corruption scandal

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Jair Bolsonaro has been plunged into arguably the most treacherous moment of his presidency, as the Brazilian leader faces a snowballing scandal over allegedly corrupt Covid vaccine deals and mounting public rage over...

Corruption claims threaten to damage Germany’s CDU party

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Angela Merkel’s party tries to distance itself from pandemic deals scandal as elections loomCorruption allegations and mounting frustration with Germany’s slow vaccination roll-out are threatening to damage Angela Mer...

Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes as political future remains unclear – video

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The Israeli prime minister’s efforts to remain in power face a double-pronged challenge, as he attends a Jerusalem courtroom for his corruption trial. Meanwhile critical talks on his political future were held after l...

Political corruption makes it more likely we’ll cheat at the checkout

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It’s not just Covid that’s contagious – corruption is too. We’ve always known that if some coppers, politicians or border guards take bribes their colleagues follow suit. If everyone’s at it, people don’t want to be l...

Sebastian Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor due to corruption inquiry

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The Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said on Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors’ announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation....

Police corruption and the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan – podcast

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The brutal murder of a private investigator in 1987 has become the UK’s most investigated killing – but 34 years later it remains unsolved and mired in new official findings of police corruption ...

The Wire’s Sonja Sohn on her Baltimore documentary: ‘We are seeing multilayered corruption’

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Next June it will be 20 years since The Wire began its sprawling Dickensian portrait of Baltimore, Maryland, as a proxy for the decline and fall of the American empire. Whatever happened to the cast? Dominic West wen...

Calls for UK to bar Bain & Co from contracts over South Africa corruption

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Boris Johnson should bar Bain & Company from lucrative government contracts in light of a judicial commission’s findings about the management consultancy’s “despicable” role in state corruption in South Africa, Pe...

‘Significant corruption risks’ in Victoria’s prison system amid surging inmate numbers, Ibac finds

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The rapid growth of the Victorian prison population and poor workplace culture in prisons has led to “significant corruption risks”, a damning report into Victoria’s corrective services has found. A special report rel...

Liverpool council corruption scandal threatens Labour power in the city

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It was a devastating indictment of one of Britain’s most powerful councils: a “rotten culture” of dubious contracts and backroom bullying, where staff were silenced and official records dumped in skips. The government...

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