Political Corruption

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia has promised a series of political reforms — and he’s starting at the top. He’s creating new rules for cabinet ministers, and warning about cautionary tales of political influence in the United States.

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Last December, it looked as if Prime Minister Peter O’Neill had evaded a long running corruption charge when the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court quashed an arrest warrant. But now the lawyer at the center of the case has filed civil charges against the Prime Minister and others. We have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.

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This has been a dramatic week in Hong Kong. A former top leader of the city was sentenced to prison, and another court case led to an unusual protest by tens of thousands of police officers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

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The future of South Korea’s political leadership has taken a new twist. The country’s president remains suspended, and one of the leading candidates to succeed her has just dropped out of contention. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Last week, we reported on a series of high profile arrests in Papua New Guinea, where the police anti-corruption squad appeared to be zeroing in on Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.  Since then, the police unit has been suspended, reinstated, and locked out of its offices...more from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

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After Turkey and the Philippines, Malaysia is the final stop on President Obama's current tour - and after the G20 in Antalya and APEC in Manila, it's another major multilateral meeting.  This time, ASEAN: the Association of South East Asian Nations.  As the current chair - Malaysia hosts the meeting, but, as we hear from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minutes, its president is enmeshed in scandal.

Town Square: Investigative Journalism

Oct 8, 2015
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Guest host Neil Milner will talk to James Dooley, author of  Sunny Skies, Shady Characters, about political corruption and investigative journalism in Hawaii.

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The group Transparency International is out with its annual Corruption Perceptions Index.  The numbers show some changes around the Asia Pacific, including a worsening situation in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  A man who was once one of the most powerful officials in China’s communist party is now under government investigation. The person involved is the former head of state security and was a member of China’s top decision-making body. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.