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Ethical conduct by representatives is critical to curb corruption

Parliament and legislatures must set clear ethical rules – detailed rules of what is acceptable and what is not – for its members.  Parliament is the pillar representative institution in a democracy, and therefore the ethical conduct of elected representatives is paramount to ensure overall clean government across all spheres. Parliament holds government accountable, ensures […]

PNG women election bids to take on ‘big man’ politics

PNG is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, say human rights groups, and that makes running for parliament even more difficult. Rarely do women get elected in the culture of the “big man” PNG politics and there is little money available. Most are grassroots campaigns. Once in […]

The Case That Shook India

It’s been 40 years since The Case That Shook India was published. The book has been out of print now for more than 35 years and during these years many people have asked me for copies of this book including lawyers, law students and academics. I have been giving out photocopies of the book to […]

Times of Malta ‒ Quotes and news

During a Zenit news agency interview with Sweden’s recently named first cardinal, Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius said: “We are not just a little minority of second-class foreigners, we belong to society. And I think for many Catholics, and for many Christians, it was a very important sign that the Pope was received by all officials, the […]

The rise and spectacular fall of Isa – Analysis

Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad’s old school style of politics helped him survive in Umno but he was less prepared for the new century political landscape and the challenge of running the business of Felda. THERE have been many ups and downs in Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad’s career but it is definitely a […]

Is This 28-Year-Old Hungary’s Next Great Hope? | Rising Stars

The basement is filled with tables, mismatched chairs and a worn sofa. This former hair salon near Budapest’s main train station lacks flair, except for the fact that it’s now home to Hungary’s Momentum Party, led by 28-year-old András Fekete-Győr. “We still work to make it cozier, but it looks promising,” he says as we […]

Trevor Munroe | More hands needed on deck | Commentary

In the last few weeks, with murders averaging nearly six per day and extraordinarily low levels of accountability exposed in high places, even some of the most hard-working and patriotic among our people are beginning to lose hope in Jamaica. One such lady, with years of social work behind her, among the scores of people […]

Why top officials’ hands are tied in war against graft

By PATRICK LANG’ATMore by this Author An editorial cartoon appearing in the Friday edition of the Nation depicting vetting agencies who can only look on and do nothing aptly captures how Kenya lost the war on corruption. In the cartoon, electoral agency chief Wafula Chebukati, his Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) counterpart Archbishop (rtd) Eliud […]