Two people charged in corruptly obtaining environmental services

Two people have been charged for corruption and Disclosing Official Secrets in obtaining environmental services. The Corruption and Crime Commission had identified concerns involving serious misconduct in obtaining the services between the Department of Mines and Petroleum and an environmental consultancy business. WA Police began an investigation into the concerns and will allege that a…

Malaysia faces criticism of democratic regression following political turmoil and activist arrests

By Helene Fung Approximately 20 pro-democracy activists have been arrested and questioned by Malaysian police, after they protested in Kuala Lumpur against backroom political deals that resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the deputy of Dr Mahathir’s Bersatu party, Muhyuddin Yassin, taking over. Malaysia’s colonial era Sedition Act is among the…

Alleged misconduct by ex-state MLC raises more questions

Former WA upper house member Phil Edman’s attempts to explain his expenses scandal in an interview from Bali have only lead to more questions surrounding the alleged misconduct. The disgraced politician resigned from the Liberal party just hours after a Corruption and Crime Report report revealed he used his electoral allowance to pay for speeding…

Former Western Power worker charged with corruption in the utility

WA Police have charged a former Western Power employee of corruption activity within the utility. Financial Crimes Squad detectives began investigations after Western Power identified serious concerns over management of a tender/contract process involving work carried out on its fleet of vehicles between August 2018 and November 2019. The concerns were reported to authorities. Detectives…

Abuse of Power found during CCC investigation

The Corruption and Crime Commission’s report into the ‘Abuse of power at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’ has been welcomed by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. The CCC report found opinions of serious misconduct of the actions of former DPRID employee Felicity Heffernan, and former Potato Marketing Corporation CEO Peter Evans.…

Protests break out in Tehran over alleged corruption

The Iranian cities of Tehran, Kermanshah and Mashhad have had protests breaking out over the past few days, with demonstrators angry about alleged corruption and rising prices. The rallies seek to address economic issues, with unemployment at a three-year high of 12.7% last year and the price of some foods such as eggs rising by…

Kenya Supreme Court nullifies election result

In a landmark decision the Kenyan Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta, declaring a new election must occur within 60 days. The decision has been labelled a watershed moment for the nation, and sets a new precedent for the continent. The court placed the blame on the election commission, saying it “committed…

Cash Seized In Yokine Drug Bust

WA police have seized $1.64 million in cash and over 200g of methylamphetamine after searching a Yokine house on Tuesday morning. The joint investigation between the WA Police Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission led to police finding large quantities of cash hidden in boxes and bags throughout the house, as well…

House of Cards: Macau Housing Projects Constructed with Cardboard

Macau’s brand new public housing project has been allegedly constructed with card board materials. One of the unit owners exposed the finding after a door was removed. The concerned public housing project is the largest within Macau, providing 9,015 apartments for Macanese, and was constructed phase by phase from May 2011. The quality of the…

EXCLUSIVE: Union Corruption Whistle Blower Speaks Out

WATCH the exclusive interview on the “Evening News Perth”! The Royal Commission into Union Corruption moved to Perth this past week. The inquiry which is examining allegations of corrupt practices in at least three unions, including bribery, improper fundraising and secret commissions. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and current Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have also…