Kleptocracy Daily: November 29, 2016

In an age of kleptocracy and disinformation, how can democratic governments protect independent media from corrupting influences? Is that even their job?

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  • Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has changed its mind about whether President Poroshenko ought to have declared his Spanish villa, raising questions about its independence. (RFE/RL)
  • The families of all Beijing city officials are the latest group to be investigated under Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. (Reuters)
  • China’s foreign investments are to be dramatically scaled down in an attempt to stem capital outflow. (SCMP)
  • South Korea’s president offered to step down after a lengthy corruption scandal. (WaPo)


  • In the wake of the 1MDB corruption scandal, Nurul Izzah Anwar urges the U.S. to be wary of the current Malaysian administration. (Hill)