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China caps film stars' pay over 'money worship and tax evasion'

China caps film stars' pay over 'money worship and tax evasion'
China's authorities say they are capping the pay of actors as part of a move to crack down on tax evasion and "money worship" in the industry. Actors in Chinese films and TV programmes will have their pay capped at 40% of total production costs. Meanwhile, ...

New leak reveals Najib's brother owns BVI firm

New leak reveals Najib's brother owns BVI firm
Former premier Najib Abdul Razak's brother Mohamed Nizam is among those named as the owner of an offshore company in the newly leaked documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The documents sighted by Malaysiakini showed that Nizam ...

Dodgy dating sites use tax haven overseas to slip by police

Dodgy dating sites use tax haven overseas to slip by police
A shifty character named “Kariya” helped shady online dating sites avoid the law in Japan by establishing their headquarters abroad with passport information stolen from unsuspecting Japanese, an analysis of the Panama Papers showed. The operation was ...

US Treasury Department targets Singapore for money laundering

US Treasury Department targets Singapore for money laundering
Last month, the Asia Sentinel reported that the US Treasury Department has initiated a wide-ranging campaign against money laundering particularly targeting the governments in Cyprus, Beirut, Singapore and the Gulf states ('US Mounts Major Global ...

E-payment, digital signature options for all government services by 2023

E-payment, digital signature options for all government services by 2023
SINGAPORE: A Digital Government Blueprint was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Tuesday (Jun 5), and in it, a target to offer electronic payment and digital signature options for all Government services by 2023. Speaking at the ...

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