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Entries in Singapore (111)


Our worthy goal of keeping people successful and safe

Today I write from Berlin, staying in what was old East Berlin. Last week I spoke at an event in Malaysia. Both societies that have experienced and are experiencing (respectively) political, social and economic change that was once unimaginable.

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Singapore ‘entrepreneur of the year’ lands on FBI most wanted list

A Singaporean commodities trader has been put on the FBI's most wanted list and sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for allegedly laundering North Korean money through his family's trading company.

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Former Navy commander jailed in Fat Leonard bribes-for-secrets case

Fomrer Navy Cmdr. Troy Amundson (U.S. Navy photo)A former U.S. Navy commander was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday for taking bribes from a Singapore-based defense contractor in exchange for sensitive information about ship movements and port calls.

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Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I'm asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

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Where in the world is 1MDB fugitive Jho Low?

Low Taek Jho is being hunted by governments around the globe for his role in the $4.5 billion looting of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

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Richard Bistrong: When we're squeezed, do ethical decisions flow out?

When I started blogging in 2014, there was little discussion about how issues like financial pressures and "micro-cultures" could impact decision making that can lead us astray.

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Hoping to do business in North Korea? Ah, a few red flags . . .

Assuming OFAC someday lifts the trade sanctions, and business between American companies and North Korea becomes legally possible, what does the initial due diligence look like?

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In Malaysia, the inventory of Najib's ‘spoils’ keeps growing

Malaysian police with boxes siezed from Najib's condo (image via YouTube)Police in Kuala Lumpur are releasing more details about what they've seized from houses and condos belonging to Najib Razak, the former prime minister voted out of office this month amid a growing corruption investigation.

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Karp and Mendelsohn: Is RBS the first enforcement action under DOJ policy against piling on?

On May 9 the DOJ announced a new policy concerning the coordination of penalties imposed by more than one regulator or law enforcement authority in corporate resolutions.  

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John Bray: Singapore adopts new law on DPAs

Singapore is the latest country to introduce legislation creating a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) framework for scheduled crimes, potentially including corruption. The Singaporean parliament approved the new law in March as part of a wider package of reforms in the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

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In Singapore, they agreed to agree

Most people in the West share the belief that we all have a right to our own opinions, and a right to act on those opinions. We call it pluralism. But is Western-style pluralism always best?

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Keppel employees may face criminal prosecution in Singapore, government says

Singapore's Indranee Rajah blasts KeppelA top Singapore official told parliament Monday that Keppel employees are still being investigated by Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and could face criminal charges.

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