CHINA

SCIENCE OFFICIALS IN GUANGDONG UNDER INVESTIGATION

It has been reported that over 50 of Guangdong's senior science officials, including the Deputy Chief of Guangdong's Science Bureau, are being investigated for corruption. The former Deputy Director of Guangdong's Provincial Science and Technology Department is also under investigation for allegedly stealing from the LED Industry Development Fund (Guangdong allocated RMB 450 million to this fund under China's 12th Five-Year Plan).  

EXECUTIVES CRITICISED AT THREE GORGES CORPORATION   

China's anti-corruption watchdog has released a report which criticises executives at the company which built the Three Gorges Dam (the world's largest hydropower scheme) and accuses them of nepotism and engaging in unfair bidding practices.

MYANMAR

MYANMAR'S ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION SWEARING-IN CEREMONY DOES NOT GO AHEAD  

The swearing-in ceremony for the members of Myanmar's Anti-Corruption commission did not go ahead on 27 February 2014 as planned because the five members nominated by Myanmar's President did not attend. Myanmar's anti-corruption law provides that the President, the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Upper House and the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Lower House should each appoint five members to the Commission.  The members nominated by the Upper and Lower House attended the ceremony.  It is not clear whether the swearing-in ceremony has been postponed or cancelled altogether.     

SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE JAILS ANTI-CORRUPTION OFFICIAL FOR MISAPPROPRIATION

Edwin Yeo (an Assistant Director in Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau) was sentenced to 10 years' in prison for misappropriating approximately S$1.76 million in public funds through breach of trust.