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South China Morning Post
Hong Kong police ‘under investigation’ by corruption watchdog over failure to protect public during Yuen Long attacks

Hong Kong’s corruption watchdog has initiated an investigation into allegations of police misconduct over the force’s much-criticised failure to protect the public from mob violence on July 21 in the northern town of Yuen Long, according to sources.

HKMA Rates Level Of Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing Risk For SVF Sector As Medium

Last Friday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) published its money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risk assessment report for the stored value facility (SVF) sector in Hong Kong.

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Chinese president’s cousin may be connected to organized crime, money laundering

Australian officials say Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cousin, Ming Chai, is part of broad probes of organized crime, money laundering and alleged Chinese influence-peddling

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South China Morning Post
Chinese religion official in corruption spotlight 'in aftermath of mosque demolition protest'.

Anticorruption investigators have detained an official in charge of religious affairs in a part of northwest China rocked last year by a mass protest against the demolition of a mosque

Former Hunan health official gets 11-year jail sentence for bribery

Fang Yibing, former deputy director of the provincial health and family planning commission of central China's Hunan Province, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for taking bribes on Friday, said a local court.

China steel firms lagging on carbon compliance: study

Chinese steel companies have fallen behind their international counterparts on energy efficiency and carbon compliance, putting them at risk of a surge in costs once regulations are tightened, a research report published on Wednesday said.

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Money laundering spikes in Japan as global crime moves in

Japanese police have uncovered a record number of money laundering cases, some of which involved international criminal networks using bank accounts in the country, a new report shows.

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Should Social Media Posts Be Given Public Compliance Scores?

One of the most deeply entrenched norms of the social media era is that content moderation is a black box with zero visibility into its decision-making process and absolutely no feedback to users until a post is taken down or an account suspended. 

ING's Rising Compliance Costs Cast Shadow Over Client Growth

ING Group NV wins hundreds of thousands of new customers every quarter but that’s still not enough to overcome the effects of lower interest rates and increased costs to tackle money laundering.

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Al Jazeera
Kenya’s corruption crackdown: New era, or political theatre?

Does the international scandal that roiled Kenya this week mark a turning point in the war on corruption?

The New York Times
Thousands of California Students Lose Financial Aid in Regulatory Fight

Tens of thousands of students in California enrolled in online classes at out-of-state colleges abruptly lost federal financial aid this week after they found themselves in the cross-fire of a regulatory fight between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the nation’s largest teachers’ union.

US sanctions Venezuela over emergency food programme, citing money laundering

The US Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against three of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's stepsons, a Colombian businessman and six others for running a "corruption network" that profited from emergency food imports.

Al Jazeera
Corruption trial of Sudan's al-Bashir to begin on August 17

The trial of toppled Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer said, after the former president failed to appear in court on Wednesday for the first session.

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