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ON THE MONEY TRAIL: Corruption in the news - Dec. 10

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:36 GMT
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DELHI – People in India will soon be able to submit complaints about corruption through their mobile phone and the Internet thanks to a new initiative called VigEye, The Hindu newspaper reports. VigEye, short for vigilance eye, is being launched by The Central Vigilance Commission with the help of the Indira Gandhi National Open University and the Union Human Resource Ministry. Volunteers at village level will help spread awareness.  

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says record corruption under inefficient federal rulers has weakened the foundations of the country, The Nation reports.  In a message on International Anti-Corruption Day, he said progress and prosperity could not be achieved in a country where corruption was rampant. Societies which are governed by corrupt rulers are destroyed, he added.

LUSAKA – President Michael Sata says his government will not relent until corruption is eradicated in order to enhance national development, the Zambia Daily Mail reports. The president said his government would implement tough measures and increase its funding to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

KINGSTON – Police say more civilians are being arrested for breaches of the Anti-Corruption Act, according to the Jamaica Observer. Assistant Commissioner Selvin Haye, head of the constabulary's Anti-Corruption Branch, said 47 civilians had been arrested for corruption since the start of the year in comparison to 27 last year - a 57.4 percent increase.

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