Saturday, October 18, 2014

PLA crackdown on corruption

Reuters reports that as part of the People's Liberation Army's crackdown on corruption officer promotions and retirements will be withheld until the individual has undergone an audit:
Officers with responsibility for funds will fall squarely within the scope of the audits, with particular attention paid to older officers, it added, to ensure they cannot simply leave and take along their ill-gotten gains.
The buying and selling of military positions has long been a problem for China's armed forces. Officers who paid bribes to be promoted see corruption as a way to earn a return on the investment.
The ministry said it would not allow promotions or retirements without a prior audit, to make sure appointees do not bring any "sickness" to the job.
More details here from the South China Morning Post

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