When system corrupts

June 1, 2019 01:05 am

I remember the conversation I had with a barber while I was in Nepal recently. “It just takes a second for a person to become rich but you have to be corrupt,” he said, but he decided not to become corrupt rich and therefore chose to become a barber so that he would serve all lower, middle and upper-class people.

BROOKLYN, Nov 14: Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman had been framed by corrupt US and Mexican officials who let his chief lieutenant remain at large to lead the Sinaloa cartel instead, his defense claimed, at the start of the high-profile trial.

A greater representation of women in the government is bad news for corruption, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A sitting minister gets caught in camera asking for bribe from his prospective clients to do a work forbidden by the law. A senior government officer shows no shame in going to a middleman's home to collect rewards of his unlawful conduct.

KATHMANDU, September 12: Newly-emerged alternative political party -- Bibeksheel Sajha Party -- has demanded strong action against those involved in the series of corruption cases in country including Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

Member of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee and Nepali Congress Central Committee member Dhan Raj Gurung is a strong voice against corruption. But lawmakers from his own party are looking to amend electoral laws to allow even corruption-convicts to contest elections. What does Gurung make of this? Here are excerpts of his interview with Mahabir Paudyal.

Aniruddha Chatterjee, regional director of Dow Jones was recently in Kathmandu to attend a conference to discuss about solutions to mitigate money laundering and white-collar crimes. Sagar Ghimire of Republica caught up Chatterjee on the sidelines of the conference to discuss about the risks and vulnerabilities in Nepal's financial system, challenges of compliance, and infrastructure and regulatory setup to curb such crimes, among other issues. Excerpts:

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials with the prospect of being thrown out of a helicopter in mid-air, warning he has done it himself before and had no qualms about doing it again.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Service seekers in Nepal are compelled to pay the maximum amout of bribes at the land revenue offices to settle land-related matters, according to a recent study.

An anti-corruption organization has asked Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back his earnings from The Wolf of Wall Street, estimated to be worth USD 25 million, following his alleged ties to the 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal.

Top 6 corrupt countries in the world