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United Kingdom: New tough measures to tackle modern slavery in supply chains
Sep 22, 2020 06:00 pm
The government is introducing powerful new measures to strengthen the landmark Modern Slavery Act 2015 and ensure that large businesses and public bodies tackle modern slavery risks in supply chains. In a world first, public bodies which have a budget of £36 million or more, including local authorities in England

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Singapore: Ethical chocolate gets a boost from Singapore’s Olam
Sep 22, 2020 05:30 pm
Cocoa giant Olam International can now trace the supply of the majority of the beans it buys, stepping up sustainability efforts as customers and governments increasingly want to know where food comes from and whether it was ethically produced. The world’s third-largest cocoa processor is able to track all the

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China: Ren Zhiqiang: Outspoken ex-real estate tycoon gets 18 years jail
Sep 22, 2020 05:00 pm
A former real estate tycoon and an outspoken critic of China’s President Xi Jinping has been sentenced to 18 years in jail on charges of corruption. A court in Beijing found Ren Zhiqiang “guilty of corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds”, said state media outlet the Global Times. He

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United States: Las Vegas man ordered to prison for taking drug-test bribes
Sep 22, 2020 04:30 pm
A Las Vegas man prosecutors used his job at a drug testing facility to take bribes from people on federal probation was ordered to serve nearly five years in prison on Monday. Billy Joe West, 57, pleaded guilty in June to one count of prevention of communication of supervised release and

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Philippines: NBI’s legal assistance chief arrested for ‘accepting’ bribes from members of ‘pastillas’ scheme
Sep 22, 2020 04:00 pm
A division head of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was arrested by his colleagues on Monday night for allegedly accepting bribes from some individuals tagged in the ‘pastillas scheme,’ an official disclosed on Tuesday. The official was identified as Atty. Joshua Capiral, NBI’s head of legal assistance division, during

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Malaysia: NRD officer pleads not guilty to three bribery charges
Sep 22, 2020 03:30 pm
An assistant registration officer pleaded not guilty to three charges of bribery at the Session Court here involving bribes amounting to RM16,000. The accused, Mohd Fazdhly Abdul Razak, 42, made the plea after the charges were read to him before judge Kamarudin Kamsun on Tuesday (Sept 22). According to the

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