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Entries in Bangladesh (51)


Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar's one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.

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Two plead guilty in bribe scheme involving former New York FBI agent

Image courtesy of the FBITwo Connecticut men pleaded guilty Friday for a bribery scheme to obtain confidential internal documents and other confidential information from a former FBI Special Agent stationed in White Plains, New York.

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Former SNC-Lavalin exec cops plea in Switzerland

A former vice president of SNC-Lavalin wanted in Canada on bribery charges has agreed to a deal with Swiss prosecutors that could lead to his extradition.

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Smith & Wesson pays SEC $2 million to resolve FCPA violations

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation agreed Monday in an out-of-court settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay $2 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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Bangladesh anti-graft agency charges 18 for factory collapse

Bangladesh’s anti-corruption agency charged 18 people for ‘grossly violating’ code regulations in the construction of a factory building that collapsed last year, resulting in at least 1,130 deaths.

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In South Asia, graft and weak pols create downward spiral

A report just released by Transparency International says corruption is on the rise in South Asia and failing to tackle it will threaten the region's economic progress by deepening poverty and scaring off investors.

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Nike chooses corporate social responsibility 

Nike Inc. cut ties with its manufacturing partners in Bangladesh last year and created a "country risk index" to score the potential downside of doing business in certain locations.

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We need an amnesty for financial crimes

Financial crime in its various manifestations is the principal reason many societies around the world remain impoverished and subjected to the most dehumanizing conditions. It seems therefore befitting that those found guilty of financial crimes such as the theft of public resources face the most stringent penal sanctions. In fact, there have been calls, even here at the FCPA Blog, to have grand corruption classified as a crime against humanity pursuant to Article 7 of the Statute of Rome that establishes the International Criminal Court.

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SNC-Lavalin says 32 employees requested amnesty

Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin said Monday that 32 employees came forward with requests under its corporate amnesty program between June 3 and August 31.

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Corruption makes buildings fall down

Buildings are collapsing in Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kaduna, Kano and other Nigerian cities.

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Finally, a thumbs up for IBM settlement 

After a wait of two years, a federal judge Wednesday granted final approval for IBM's settlement with the SEC of civil FCPA charges.

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New arrest in SNC-Lavalin case

The former head of a Montreal hospital was arrested in Panama Monday on an Interpol warrant charging him with fraud.

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