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PETALING JAYA: The clash over the “old patronage” of giving government contracts reflects a deep division within Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, say political analysts.
KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has refuted an allegation circulating on social media that he received RM1.3bil as a kickback for his “patronage” over a project.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said on Thursday that patronage and corruption were undermining efforts to build a credible government, as Africa's most industrialised country faces the prospect of potential ratings downgrades.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday could be the last chance for old style politicians to lead what is one of the world's biggest democracies, and one of its youngest.
SADAT CITY, Egypt (Reuters) - How much is a vote worth? In Egypt's Sadat City - a sprawling, industrial centre filled with the young and unemployed - it costs the same as it did under Hosni Mubarak: blankets, sacks of fertiliser and affordable healthcare.
THE Government intends to require all public officers who visit casinos frequently or who purchase the annual casino entry pass to declare these actions, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament.
SHEBIN EL KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - When an uprising toppled Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak, men like Ahmed Saif who helped run his vast patronage network melted away.
KUALA LUMPUR: A well-known academic is claiming that political patronage and possible corruption of government-linked corporations (GLCs) has not been dismantled.