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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Senate majority leader said on Thursday lawmakers may postpone the debate on a landmark bill that would decriminalize cannabis, a potential setback to creating one of the world's largest markets for the plant.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. efforts to battle powerful drug cartels from inside Mexico have ground to a halt since January as strained relations between the two countries have frozen attempts to corral drug kingpins, according to current and former senior officials in both nations.
Despite constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the agency tasked with rooting out bribery has to keep going.
PETALING JAYA: An independent oversight mechanism is needed in order to reform the Royal Malaysia Police, says Transparency International Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: There's no need to lodge a report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the cartel-linked officers within the police force as things are still under control, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s anti-monopoly authority, which has slapped over RM160mil in penalties against companies, is now focusing its investigations on bid-rigging in government tenders worth billions of ringgit.
NILAI: Sixteen tonnes of Captagon pills worth a staggering RM5.2bil were seized in one of the country’s biggest crackdowns against drugs.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section forTuesday (March 23)