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Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib wondered over 1MDB scandal 0

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib wondered over 1MDB scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been questioned by anti-corruption authorities over a financial scandal after his shock election loss. Najib was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Tuesday, specifically to answer questions about how $10.5m in government funds from the state-owned entity SRC International Bhd ended up in his private account.…

Malaysia sets up new taskforce over 1MDB scandal 0

Malaysia sets up new taskforce over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has set up a special task force that will look into possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the prime minister’s office said. The task force, which will include the anti-graft agency, police and the central bank, will also be responsible for identifying and seizing…

Nobel Prize for Literature postponed in wake of sex scandal 0

Nobel Prize for Literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

The Swedish Academy has announced that no Nobel Prize for literature will be awarded this year, in the wake of a financial and sexual scandal that has engulfed the body responsible for selecting the winner. The Academy said on Friday that it aimed to award two prizes, including for this year, in 2019. The controversy comes…

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How British imperial policies led to the Windrush scandal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Commonwealth Summit has been overshadowed by a migration scandal that shows what her government really thinks of Commonwealth citizens. Inside the summit, British government ministers wine and dine their Commonwealth counterparts, hoping to secure trade and investment deals. Outside, that same government is trying to deport British residents from Commonwealth…

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The UK’s Windrush technology: What’s the scandal about?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to 12 Caribbean nations for the treatment of people from the so-called « Windrush generation ».  On Tuesday, May told leaders and diplomats attending a summit of Commonwealth heads of government in London that she was « genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused ».  Her statement came amid a…

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Facebook: As much as 87m affected in Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has said that up to 87 million of its users may have had their data accessed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, almost double the number previously reported. The announcement came on Wednesday in the second-to-last paragraph of a statement by Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer. The social media giant is facing scrutiny over its…

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Cambridge Analytica and Facebook: The scandal to this level

Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie told a UK parliamentary committee there could have been a different Brexit referendum outcome had it not been for « cheating » by proponents wanting to leave the EU.  Wylie’s hearing on Tuesday was the latest in a flurry of news events since a story broke on how a company called Cambridge Analytica allegedly used…

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Russia-Skripal scandal: What we know to this level

Dozens of countries have ordered the expulsion of more than 100 Russian diplomats as a major diplomatic dispute between Russia and the UK over a spy poisoning case intensifies. Australia, Canada, 23 European countries and the United States announced on Monday and Tuesday that they would be expelling 121 Russian diplomats over the coming week. The announcements…

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Exporting corruption: Previous Brazil’s Automobile Wash scandal

Operation Car Wash began in March 2014 at a petrol and car wash complex in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, and it was initially thought to be routine. The Federal Police team had the location under surveillance believing that it was the centre of a money -laundering operation run by Alberto Youseff, a former convicted criminal known…

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Hussain Khanwala: Village scarred by child abuse scandal

Hussain Khanwala, Punjab – The brick lanes of Hussain Khanwala are narrow and dark. Three years ago, the largest child abuse scandal in Pakistan’s history shattered this rural Punjabi village, home to a poor farming community. It is fewer than 20km from where seven-year-old Zainab Ansari was raped and murdered in January. Little more than…

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