Less than a month after the government of Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Plahotniuc resigned, allowing a new coalition to take power, the country’s new Premier Maia Sandu said her first task is to “muck out the state.”
The newly elected Armenian government will continue their efforts to improve anti-corruption, the new deputy prime minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, said in an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s (VOA) Armenian service on Thursday.
Najib Razak, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, was charged Wednesday with allegedly embezzling billions of dollars from the 1MDB state fund, according toAl Jazeera.
After seven months in custody, former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat was sentenced to nine years in prison on corruption charges in a billion-dollar case that shook the nation’s economy. The theft from three banks amounted to about 13 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product.
Two pre-dawn bomb blasts struck the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, destroying a pharmacy belonging to the father of the Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack targeted at a new anti-crime campaign.
The leader of the Turkish opposition has claimed that the media ban on a major corruption investigation serves only to protect thieves.
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