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South Korea: Samsung to strengthen compliance programs via in-house committee
Jan 03, 2020 08:00 pm
South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group said Thursday that it will strengthen its compliance programs by forming a groupwide committee dedicated to better complying with its own internal structure and related laws and regulations, as its key executives, including the...

Japan: Five other lawmakers may be involved in casino-bribery scandal
Jan 03, 2020 07:30 pm

An adviser to a Chinese gambling operator, which is under investigation for allegedly bribing Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a casino resort project, has told investigators that the company also gave cash to another five lawmakers, a source familiar with...

Algeria: Prosecutors seek year in jail for Algeria’s richest man
Jan 03, 2020 07:00 pm

Algerian prosecutors sought a one-year prison sentence for the country’s richest man Issad Rebrab who went on trial accused of tax, banking and customs offences. The 74-year-old, who heads Algeria’s biggest privately-owned conglomerate Cevital, was one of several tycoons arrested...

Malaysia: Umno MP Bung Moktar, wife’s joint trial for Felcra bribes, abetment begins
Jan 03, 2020 06:30 pm

The joint corruption trial of Umno’s Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and his actress wife Datin Seri Zizie Izette A. Samad kicked off in the Sessions Court. Bung Moktar was charged last May with three counts of receiving...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi businessman accused of paying £800,000 bribe to get his mother on terror watch list
Jan 03, 2020 06:00 pm

A Saudi businessman has been investigated for bribing officials to investigate his own mother for funding terrorism after a fallout between them, according to local reports. The unnamed businessman paid four million Saudi riyals (£800,000) to bring the false case...

Hong Kong: Disgraced tycoon returns to Sun Hung Kai property empire after jail term in Hong Kong bribery case involving city’s former No. 2 official
Jan 03, 2020 05:30 pm

Disgraced Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong is returning to his family business empire, nine months after completing a jail term for a 2014 bribery scandal involving one of the city’s highest public officials. Kwok, 67, has been appointed...

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