Inspectors slams Yên Bái official of ‘dishonest” asset declaration

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Update: October, 24/2017 – 09:59

The 1.3ha mansion complex owned by Phạm Sỹ Quý, director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, northern mountain Yên Bái Province. Investigation officials accused him of “dishonesty” for failing to declare thousands of square metres of land in his asset declaration. — VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt

HÀ NỘI — Government inspectors yesterday announced inspection results over a mansion complex owned by Yên Bái Province’s environmental director, accusing him of “dishonesty” for failing to declare thousands of square metres of land in his asset declaration. Continue reading “Inspectors slams Yên Bái official of ‘dishonest” asset declaration”

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The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump

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Stephen Wynn, who has financial interests in China, seems to be doing Beijing’s bidding.

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn speaks at the Global Gaming Expo 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

New revelations about the Chinese government’s attempt to forcibly repatriate a Chinese fugitive show an assertive Beijing benefitting from a U.S. administration at odds with itself. But who is that American casino mogul who has apparently become the Chinese government’s backchannel to the White House? It turns out he’s a businessman beholden to Beijing and willing to press their case in the corridors of power in Washington — and he has just the ticket. Continue reading “The Chinese Have Cracked the Code for Communicating With Trump”

Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?” – 5 kỳ

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Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?”

THÙY GIANG (VIETNAM+) Bản in

Những cửa hàng thuốc tư nhân san sát nhau trên tuyến phố Quán Sứ (Hà Nội). (Ảnh: TTVN/Vietnam+)

Tổng kết công tác khám chữa bệnh của Bộ Y tế trong năm 2015 cho thấy, các chỉ tiêu tổng hợp như số lần khám bệnh, số bệnh nhân nội trú, ngoại trú, số ngày điều trị nội, ngoại trú, số phẫu thuật, thủ thuật, chẩn đoán, xét nghiệm… đều tăng so với năm 2014, đạt bình quân 2,34 lượt khám/người/năm.

Như vậy, trong năm qua, mỗi người dân đạt bình quân có hơn 2 lần tới các cơ sở y tế khám chữa bệnh. Và mỗi năm, lượng thuốc được tiêu thụ trong khám chữa bệnh không hề nhỏ. Continue reading “Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?” – 5 kỳ”

Biến dạng tại dự án BOT giao thông – 5 kỳ

 Nội bộ nhà đầu tư Dự án BOT Pháp Vân - Cầu Giẽ đang tố cáo sự thiếu minh bạch trong quá trình thu phí hoàn vốn dù mới vận hành được nửa năm. Ảnh: A.MNội bộ nhà đầu tư Dự án BOT Pháp Vân – Cầu Giẽ đang tố cáo sự thiếu minh bạch trong quá trình thu phí hoàn vốn dù mới vận hành được nửa năm. Ảnh: A.M

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Biến dạng tại dự án BOT giao thông (kỳ 1)

Hàng trăm ngàn tỷ đồng được huy động, “trùng điệp” nhà thầu chuyển thành nhà đầu tư, hàng chục trạm thu phí BOT xuất hiện đồng loạt là những gì dễ nhận thấy nhất trên các quốc lộ huyết mạch trong 5 năm trở lại đây. Continue reading “Biến dạng tại dự án BOT giao thông – 5 kỳ”

Suspicion mounts over Vietnam official who reported $17k missing from hotel room

The official is on a 45-day inspection trip to businesses in southern Long An Province

By Tuoi Tre NewsSeptember 28, 2017, 11:24 GMT+7

 
The T.V. hotel in Long An Province, where Nguyen Xuan Quang lost his money. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A senior environment official in Vietnam has reported that nearly US$17,000 in cash had been stolen from his hotel room while on an inspection trip in southern Long An Province.

Nguyen Xuan Quang, the deputy director of an environmental protection watchdog organization under the Vietnam Environment Administration, first reported the situation on Tuesday.

The hotel room burglary was confirmed by the police department in Long An’s Tan An City on Wednesday. Continue reading “Suspicion mounts over Vietnam official who reported $17k missing from hotel room”

​Legal proceedings filed against more PetroVietnam Construction executives in mismanagement case

The economic mismanagement at the construction firm resulted in losses of around VND3.3 trillion (US$145.37 million).

By Tuoi Tre News

September 30, 2017, 13:02 GMT+7

​Legal proceedings filed against more PetroVietnam Construction executives in mismanagement case
File photo of PetroVietnam general manager Nguyen Anh Minh
Vietnamese police have launched legal proceedings against three more individuals involved in a high-profile mismanagement case with enormous financial losses at PetroVietnam Constrction (PVC), a subsidiary of the state-run oil and gas giant PetroVietnam.

The investigation police agency under the Ministry of Public Security on Friday initiated legal proceedings, without an arrest warrant, against PVC general manager Nguyen Anh Minh on charges of “embezzlement assets,” according to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Continue reading “​Legal proceedings filed against more PetroVietnam Construction executives in mismanagement case”

Former OceanBank boss gets capital punishment

vietnamnews Update: September, 30/2017 – 09:19

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HÀ NỘI — Former OceanBank leaders on Friday morning received a death penalty, a life sentence and some combined 150 years behind bars for violations leading to nearly US$90 million of losses at the bank.

A month after the trial of 51 defendants, most of whom were ex-bankers of the Đại Dương JSC Bank (OceanBank) opened on August 28, the Hà Nội People’s Court on Friday sentenced the bank’s former Director General Nguyễn Xuân Sơn, 54, to death for deliberate breaches of law, power abuse and graft. Continue reading “Former OceanBank boss gets capital punishment”

Đà Nẵng People’s Council member responsible for violations: report

vietnamnews Update: September, 19/2017 – 09:00

Chairman of the Đà Nẵng People’s Council and Party Central Committee member, Nguyễn Xuân Anh.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Đà Nẵng People’s Council and Party Central Committee member, Nguyễn Xuân Anh, has been found to ‘hold the main responsibility’ for multiple violations by the People’s Council Standing Committee during the 2015-20 tenure, the Central Inspection Commission said yesterday in a report following a four-day meeting. Continue reading “Đà Nẵng People’s Council member responsible for violations: report”

Vietnam Rubber Group stripped of Forest Stewardship Council certification for forest destruction, illegal land grabs and human rights abuses

globalwitness – Press release / Oct. 26, 2015 

Rubber giant Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) has been expelled from the world’s leading forest certification body, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), following an investigation into illegal land and forest clearance in Cambodia. Responding to a complaint submitted by Global Witness last November, the FSC found that the state-owned company had illegally destroyed at least 50,000 hectares of forest for its rubber plantations in Cambodia alone, including wildlife sanctuaries and protected areas.

“The FSC investigation provides further evidence that VRG has destroyed some of South East Asia’s most important remaining forests, with indigenous communities forcibly displaced in the process, and is forcibly taking land from its rightful owners and destroying livelihoods – with untold and irreversible effects,” said Patrick Alley, a Founding Director of Global Witness. “The FSC has done the right thing by dropping them from its certification scheme. Now VRG needs to urgently take action to address the damage it has caused.” Continue reading “Vietnam Rubber Group stripped of Forest Stewardship Council certification for forest destruction, illegal land grabs and human rights abuses”

Police widen probe of alleged graft linked to PetroVietnam

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Vietnamese police have widened their investigation into alleged graft and mismanagement connected with the state-owned oil and gas giant PetroVietnam that caused $69 million in losses.

Three PetroVietnam subsidiaries are being investigated for alleged abuse of power in appropriating $5.3 million, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement late Wednesday. Continue reading “Police widen probe of alleged graft linked to PetroVietnam”

OceanBank – ngân hàng sân sau của PetroVietnam

Hải Lý Thứ Năm,  7/9/2017, 07:40 (GMT+7)

Tổng số tiền thời điểm cao nhất mà tập đoàn Dầu khí gửi ở OceanBank lên tới 25.000 tỉ đồng. Ảnh: Đào Loan

(TBKTSG) – Có những số liệu và tầm quan trọng của chúng mà dư luận chỉ có thể biết được qua những ngày xét xử phiên tòa vụ án Ngân hàng TMCP Đại Dương (OceanBank). Theo ông Hà Văn Thắm, nguyên Chủ tịch hội đồng quản trị OceanBank, khai tại tòa có thời điểm tập đoàn Dầu khí (PetroVietnam) đã gửi ở ngân hàng này tổng cộng đến 20.000 tỉ đồng, chiếm khoảng 50% tổng vốn huy động của OceanBank. Còn ông Ninh Văn Quỳnh, nguyên kế toán trưởng PetroVietnam lúc bấy giờ và là Phó tổng giám đốc PetroVietnam sau này, vừa bị Cơ quan Cảnh sát điều tra Bộ Công an tống đạt quyết định khởi tố và bắt tạm giam ngày 31-8-2017, trả lời tòa tổng số tiền thời điểm cao nhất mà tập đoàn Dầu khí gửi ở OceanBank lên tới 25.000 tỉ đồng. Continue reading “OceanBank – ngân hàng sân sau của PetroVietnam”

Asia’s Five Most Corrupt Countries

I am an intern with Forbes Asia. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Ten rupees Indian banknotes (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Ten rupees Indian banknotes (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

From South Korea’s presidential scandal to Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, not many Asian countries have been able to avoid the smear of corruption. But just how pervasive is the problem across the continent?

An 18-month long survey by Transparency International reveals there is much work to be done. After talking to more than 20,000 people in 16 countries, regions and territories in Asia Pacific, the report found more than one in four people have paid a bribe when using a public service.
Continue reading “Asia’s Five Most Corrupt Countries”

51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud

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A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector.

 
Former Ocean Bank chairman Ha Van Tham stands trial AFP/VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY

HANOI: A former banking magnate and 50 others went on trial in Vietnam Monday (Aug 28) over a multi-million dollar fraud at a major private bank, as the communist nation cracks down on corruption in the sector.

Authorities have vowed to clean up an industry plagued by favouritism and dodgy loans – part of a broader drive against corruption in the country. Continue reading “51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud”

A history of the Vatican Bank

WF – The Vatican Bank is undergoing yet another series of reforms in an effort to shed the scandals of the past. Jules Gray looks at the history of the Catholic Church’s troubled financial arm 

Cardinal George Pell during a sermon at the Papal Basilica of St Paul’s Cathedral in Rome, Italy
Cardinal George Pell during a sermon at the Papal Basilica of St Paul’s Cathedral in Rome, Italy

Author: Jules Gray – September 5, 2014

Perhaps more than any other, the Vatican Bank should be expected to maintain the highest of moral standards in the way it conducts its business. However, despite its saintly links, the bank that acts on behalf of the Catholic Church has developed a reputation for corruption, scandal and mismanagement over the last few decades.

Murder, bribery, suspicious deaths, money laundering, and many other nefarious acts have been linked to the bank that is officially known as the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR). Continue reading “A history of the Vatican Bank”

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong found guilty of corruption

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Lee Jae-yong sentenced to five years in jail following trial that led to dismissal of former President Park Geun-hye.

A South Korean court has found billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong guilty of bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profit from criminal acts and perjury.

He has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Revelations of Lee’s attempt to bribe South Korea’s president to further his business ambitions fed public anger that led to the removal of Park Geun-hye as South Korea’s leader. Continue reading “Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong found guilty of corruption”