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ON THE MONEY TRAIL: Corruption in the news - Feb 13

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:04 GMT
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Money trail: Wednesday 13 Feb

KAZAN, Russia - Russia is considering ratifying the Council of Europe's 1999 anti-bribery convention, parliamentary speaker Valentina Matvienko said on Tuesday, according to The Voice of Russia. Speaking at a Russian conference on anti-corruption law in Kazan, Matvienko said the final decision may be made this year. 

HARARE - The party of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has suspended five senior officials on suspicion of fraud involving $700,000 of diamond proceeds,, AFP quotes an official as saying on Tuesday. In a rare disciplinary move, ZANU-PF suspended a regional chairman and four others over allegations they had extorted money from foreign mining companies, the newswire said.

NEW DELHI - Police officer Shashikant has resigned from the coordination committee of Team Anna, the anti-corruption movement led by the veteran anti-graft activist, Anna Hazare, The Indian Express reports. Shashikant told The Indian Express he had resigned because of  infighting within the team and a feeling that the movement had “lost its steam”.

JAKARTA – Indonesia’s anti-graft squad, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has set up a team to investigate the leaking of a document that named the chairman of the ruling Democratic Party, Anas Urbaningrum, as a suspect in a graft case, The Jakarta Post reports. KPK spokesman Johan Budi told the newspaper the document was not a letter authorising an investigation but only a draft, signed by only three KPK commissioners rather than the five needed for a formal letter.

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