President Obama cancelled his visit to Southeast Asia last week -- something about a budget stalemate and government shutdown. Lost was a chance for face time with the leaders of Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
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From the Asia Sentinel (September 17, 2013):
"Details started to leak two months ago concerning the vast wealth that businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles had amassed including reportedly 28 houses and a US$2 million condominium in Los Angeles as well as cars, watches and an array of luxury items.
Company Involved: Universal Entertainment Corp.
Industry: Consumer Services
Industry Subsector: Gambling
Location: Manila, Philippines
In editorials directly addressing Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, two Philippines-based journalists urged the government to exercise "extreme caution" before entertaining a contract bid from Chinese laser technology company Huagong Tech Company Ltd.
Wynn Resorts Ltd said Sunday its board asked a director to resign and already redeemed his 20% stake in the company after an internal investigation found numerous violations by him of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
President Obama meets tomorrow on Bali, Indonesia with the heads of state from ASEAN -- the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
In its quarterly report filed with the SEC last week, pharma giant Pfizer Inc said it has reached agreement in principle with the SEC and DOJ to resolve 'improper payment' matters outside the United States.
More than half the journalists murdered in the line of duty were working to expose corruption.