Myanmar Court sentences two politicians of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to 75-90 years in jail

Acourt in Myanmar has sentenced two members of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party to 90 years and 75 years in prison after finding them guilty of corruption, their lawyer said. The sentences appeared to be the most severe so far for any of the dozens of members of Suu Kyi’s National League … Read more

Pakistan ranks lowly 130 out of 139 countries in Rule of Law Index 2021

Out of 139 countries, Pakistan was ranked at a lowly 130th place in the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2021 report. Scores ranged from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the strongest adherence to the rule of law. Pakistan managed a poor 0.39 score, reported The News International. Even in South Asia, Pakistan’s position is second last. Only Afghanistan is rated … Read more

Punjab and Haryana High Court issues notice on advocate-journalist plea for police protection

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has recently issued notice in a plea sought by an advocate/editor fearing for his life and personal liberty being in danger ever since he has run campaigns against corruption in government departments.  A bench presided by Justice Manoj Bajaj while issuing notice, directed the DGP, Punjab, Chandigarh to examine … Read more

Money trail prima facie indicates…, Court makes staggering observation in Corruption Case against Ex-Maha HM Anil Deshmukh

A special PMLA court here, while taking cognisance of a charge sheet filed against former policeman Sachin Waze and others in an alleged money laundering case, has said the money trail prima facie indicates that former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh received ₹4.7 crore from Waze and his aide Kundan Shinde. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) earlier … Read more

South African Supreme Court upholds ex-President Jacob Zuma’s bid to overturn sentence

South Africa’s Top Court has ruled that former President Jacob Zuma had failed in his bid to have his 15-month C sentence for failing to attend a corruption inquiry overturned. The sentence was handed down in June after Zuma failed to testify at an inquiry probing corruption during his nine-year rule, seen as a test … Read more