Australia: Crown chairman Helen Coonan admits casino ‘facilitated’ money laundering

The Crown Resorts chairman, Helen Coonan, has admitted the company facilitated money laundering at its Melbourne casino but denied it was “turning a blind eye” to criminal activity instead blaming it on “ineptitude”. The concession was made at the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s inquiry into Crown’s suitability to hold a

Philippines: PhilHealth officials cleared of graft on car insurance payments made to private company

Four officials from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) have been cleared by the Sandiganbayan Special Second Division of their nine graft charges involving the irregular payments made to a private corporation for the insurance of several government-owned vehicles in 2000 to 2001. Senior Vice President for Management Services Reynaldo

Malaysia: MACC wants businesses to set aside funds to combat graft

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called for businesses to spend a fair amount of their annual budget on anti-corruption efforts. Chief commissioner Azam Baki said it was to ensure that the wealth generated by businesses were shared among the people and not only a few. “At the same time,

Fiji: Former public official pleads not guilty to corruption charges

A former public official who has been charged alongside a former private company executive pleaded not guilty to corruption-related charges in the Suva Magistrates Court today. Aliki Tuimakutu and Ajesh Sharma were charged by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption for one count of Receiving a Corrupt Benefit and Giving

Malaysia: Johor civil servant remanded over bribery allegations

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has remanded a civil servant over allegations of bribery amounting to RM23,500. Johor Baru magistrate’s court assistant registrar, Nurhidayah Abd Mana, issued the four-day remand order against the chief assistant district officer here on Tuesday (Oct 20). The suspect, being accompanied by a few MACC

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