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Analysts: Bersatu needs to break ‘old patronage’ culture

PETALING JAYA: The clash over the “old patronage” of giving government contracts reflects a deep division within Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, say political analysts.

Nation

Pahang Regent denies RM1.3bil kickback for his ‘patronage’

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.

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Mat Sabu: Stop politics of patronage

SHAH ALAM: Parti Amanah Rakyat president Mohamad Sabu has called on his party members to stop the "politics of patronage" that has become cancerous in national politics.

World

South African deputy finance minister says graft, patronage threats to governance

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.

Education

ABRSM honoured by continued patronage

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), in a statement, said that the Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his presidency of the Associated Board until 2009.

World

New breed starts to muscle in on Indonesia's old-style patronage politics

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.

World

Four years after Egypt uprising, patronage politics dominate again

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.

Singapore

Civil servants may need to announce patronage of gambling houses

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.

World

Insight: Mubarak-era networks return for new military man in Egypt

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.

Nation

Have GLCs really been reformed under Pakatan asks academic studying political corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: A well-known academic is claiming that political patronage and possible corruption of government-linked corporations (GLCs) has not been dismantled.