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Corruption is a cancer to the countries of South-East Asia
According to a risk-consulting firm, Indonesia is the most corrupt country in South-East Asia along with Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The problem is pervasive in all sectors of the economy and society. Accusing adversaries of corruption has become a political tool of choice for many corrupt politicians to hang onto power. Catholic scholar in Manila says that if the common good were the priority, countries like Indonesia and the Philippines would be among the least corrupt countries in the region.
Philippines most corrupt Asian nation
Political and Economic Risk Council investigations affirm that the Philippines ranks first place among nations with the highest level of corruption. Close runners up China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
17/01/2008 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong has the "freest" economy in the world
A study by American experts of the prestigious Wall Street Journal give Hong Kong top honours for the fourteenth year in a row. Singapore, Australia, the United States, Switzerland, Great Britain, and Japan are doing well, while the Chinese economy is "mostly unfree".
15/12/2016 14:21:00 CHINA – UNITED STATES
US experts: China is ready in case of conflict in the South China Sea
Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative releases new images showing that Beijing has installed weapons and missile defence systems on seven artificial islands built in disputed areas. "We did not know that they had systems this big and this advanced there,” says expert.
Three in four Filipinos want Arroyo to resign
Some 1,200 people were interviewed for the survey. The President held her first press conference yesterday since allegations of voting fraud were made against her. Foreign media complain event was stage-managed.
South East Asia hit by Typhoon Hagupit
Guangdong evacuates 100 thousand people; 50 thousand ships put in dry-dock; Hong Kong paralysed; victims in the Philippines. Vietnam awaits its arrival this evening.
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