#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW – April 11 – Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Russian government and the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) to develop “a mechanism of receiving information from foreign banks about monetary funds and valuables” owned by Russian state officials at these banks.
These are crediting institutions situated in foreign countries. The decree to this effect was formulated in a National Anti-Corruption Commission plan for 2014-2015 approved on Friday.
Information requested from foreign banks can also include facts of “possession and use of foreign financial instruments by public servants.”
This information “can be provided to the CBR by foreign lending organisations through conclusion of agreements on information exchange between authorised Russian authorities and law enforcement agencies in foreign countries,” the document noted.
A report on results of fulfilling the instruction should be submitted to the president before March 1, 2015.
#AceFinanceNews – THAILAND – March 28 – Grenades were thrown at the offices of Thailand’s anti-corruption agency, police said on Friday.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission earlier summoned the prime minister to answer charges of dereliction of duty next week, Reuters reported.
Nobody was injured in the overnight attack, the second on the agency’s offices this week.
The commission is examining the alleged failure of Yingluck Shinawatra to stop corruption and stem huge losses in a government rice-buying program.
Ace Related News – March 12 – 09.41 GMT – #AceWorldNews – Bangkok – Rice producers participating in anti-government protest rally in the Thai capital have caused a blackout in the Trade Ministry headquarters, MCOT news agency reported on Wednesday.
In February, the Thai government managed to negotiate with an initiative group of farmers a schedule for paying debts in order to avoid mass protests in Bangkok, where thousands of farmers were ready to go to demand their money to be paid immediately.
Meanwhile, not all the farmers agreed to wait. http://wp.me/pzTwj-2CR