China

Former Bank Exec in bribe accusations

A former state bank executive has been accused of receiving bribes  in China's new leadership's drive to tackle corruption. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which oversees Communist Party inquiries into official misconduct has said that Yang Kun, former VP of the Agricultural Bank of China, has been expelled from the party and handed to officials for a criminal investigation.

China should institute checks on government power

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection last week, ordered all disciplinary officials to give up by June 20, any club membership cards they had received as gifts. The government is trying  to combat membership of these clubs in Beijing and elsewhere which can  provide a forum for under the table deals and channels not available to most Chinese. Next month, China will welcome a visit by a UN team to review its implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, eight years after it ratified the treaty.

India

Anti-Corruption Bureau spreads net to catch corrupt

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have registered the maximum number of trap cases in the Bureau's history; from January 1, 2013, the ACB recorded 130 trap cases. An analysis of the accused list reveals that the revenue department is the most corrupt followed by police, commercial tax, stamps and registrations