China

Former SOE executives found guilty of bribery charges

Seven managerial staff members of a state owned enterprise (SOE) were found guilty of taking bribes approximating £4 million and misappropriating public funds in connection with the State's acquisition of a brewery, and have been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. The SOE executives allowed the brewery management to hold shares and would later repurchase them at an increased price.

Insurance regulator probed for suspected corruption

In April, China's anti-corruption watch dog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, announced that the head of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) was facing investigations for suspected corruption.

Ex-judge jailed for corruption

In March 2017, a Chinese court jailed for life a former senior judge of the Supreme People’s Court after finding him guilty of accepting bribes following an investigation that started in 2015. The court found that Xi Xiaoming accepted bribes between 1996 and 2015 approximating £13 million in return for assisting the public listing of companies. Xi has become the most senior member in the judiciary to be implicated in China's anti-corruption campaign.

Taiwan

Former Deputy Mayor and chairman sentenced to ten year imprisonment

In March, the Taipei District Court sentenced former New Taipei Deputy Mayor Hsu Chih-chien to 10 years imprisonment following the court's finding that Hsu took bribes approximating £300,000 in cash and gifts from construction firms between May 2011 and July 2015. Hsu was found to have been bribed to award urban renewal projects to construction firms.

Thailand

Former Thai governor sentenced to 50 years imprisonment

In April, the former head of Thailand's Tourism Authority, Juthamas Siriwan, was convicted for taking bribes for an estimated £1.5 million to award contracts worth more than £10 million to individuals to manage the Bangkok Film Festival between 2002 and 2007. The Thai official was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment.

Indonesia and Philippines

Businessman sentenced to three year's imprisonment

In April, the Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced Ramapanicker Rajamohanan Nair to three year's imprisonment and a fine. Nair, the country director of an Abu-Dhabi based retail company was found guilty of bribing a local tax official with an estimated £350,000 to settle his company's tax issues.

Alleged corruption in warships deal investigated

Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has arrested 17 individuals and named 4 as suspects in an investigation of an alleged bribery case. An Indonesia state ship builder is suspected of agreeing to a cashback deal from the sale of a warship that amounted to 5% of the contract value. The contract to construct two sea vessels for the Philippines Navy was worth approximately £70 million.