Posts Tagged ‘Corruption’

Even in ‘respectable’ countries, the justice system can be corrupted

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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One of the strange constants of the tumultuous persecution/prosecution of Cardinal George Pell was that, no matter the latest fantastical development, the Holy See Press Office would always express its “utmost respect” for the Australian justice system. At first, this seemed like the routine lies that press offices tell. During the recent visit of the Read more

Catholic lawyer’s funeral disrupted by police

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Police disrupted the funeral for a Catholic lawyer last week in Ho Chi Minh City, amid a disagreement over land ownership. Police and plainclothes security officers closely monitored Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa’s funeral service, which was held at a local church. A group of masked men then followed the funeral procession to a cemetery Read more

Bishops attack government over corruption

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Catholic bishops of Papua New Guinea have attacked the government for failing to take action on corruption. They have also attacked it for what they call its general incompetence. Read more

Catholic bishops condemn abuse of state funds in PNG

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands has called on parliamentarians to do away with the allocation of state funds that they can use at their own discretion in their electorates. The Bishops say these state funds have only attracted greed and corruption and overshadowed the real role of an Read more

Bishops say Zuma charges show South Africa’s justice works

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

South Africa’s bishops say the decision to issue former President Jacob Zuma with a summons to court shows the “wheels of justice are still turning” in the country. No-one is above the law, they say. The former South African President faces 16 counts of corruption relating to a multibillion-rand arms deal arranged when he was Read more

Brazilian bishop, priests among others arrested

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

A Brazilian bishop and four priests have been arrested for diverting donations and party funds worth about $600,000. The bishop and priests were part of a group that is alleged to have stolen funds to pay for personal expenses and to buy a cattle farm. Read more

Money laundering: Worth more than $1 billion in NZ every year

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Overseas criminals seeking to mask their illicit funds are laundering an estimated $1.35 billion at least through New Zealand each year, according to the boss of the New Zealand Police’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Continue reading

Thai official removed after pressure from Buddhist groups

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Thailand’s junta has removed the head of the national Buddhism office, after religious groups called on the government to sack him over his plans to clean up scandal-hit monasteries. But Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said it wasn’t a punishment. Pongporn Pramsaneh, who joined the National Office of Buddhism in February, had vowed to reform Thailand’s Read more

Vatican sets anti-corruption goals for 2018

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Vatican office for justice has set anti-corruption goals for 2018. The goals, which were released on Monday, emerged from an International Debate on Corruption. The debate was organised by the International Consultation Group for justice, corruption, organized crime and mafias, which is part of the Vatican dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The Consultation Read more

Church worker Doug Tennent determined to return to Papua New Guinea

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Doug Tennent who was deported to New Zealand on 12 June says he has intends to get back to Papua New Guinea (PNG) as soon as he can. A new visa application to re-enter Papua New Guinea has been filed, which he hoped would be granted shortly. On Friday the in the Kokopo National Court Read more