7th E-News Letter November 2018-II


KOREA   Korea and Qatar expand partnership to reinforce transparency and integrity measures:

The anti-corruption bodies of Korea and Qatar agreed to share experiences and best practices in developing transparency and integrity assessment tools.

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Prefectures and municipalities (cities, towns, and villages) are the central actors in various areas of public services, including school
education, public welfare and health, police and fire services, and public works such as roads and sewage systems, thereby fulfilling a
major role in the lives of the citizens of the nation. This brochure describes the status of local public finance (which comprises collectively
the finances of individual local governments), the state of settlements for FY 2016, and the initiatives of local governments towards sound
public finances (mainly the status of the ratios for measuring their financial soundness), with particular attention given to ordinary accounts
(Public enterprises, such as water supply, transportation, and hospitals are described in the section on Local Public Enterprises).

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INDONESIA   Ombudsman of  Republic of Indonesia Submit LAHP of Forestry Sector to Minister of  Enviroment and Forestry(LHK):

Chairman of the RI Ombudsman Prof. Amzulian Rifai delivered the Final Examination Report (LAHP) related to public complaints in the environmental and forestry sectors. The report was received directly by the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar at the RI Ombudsman Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (16/10).

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China- Macau The Commission Against Corruption of Macao(CCAC) probes into granting of loans to Viva Macau by Industrial and Commercial Development Fund:

The CCAC, upon receiving the information provided by the Industrial and Commercial Development Fund today, has started the investigation of Viva Macau’s loan case.

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ARMENIA Advisory Council on the Prevention of Torture discussed system of the deprivation of liberty:

Current challenges on guarantying the rights of persons deprived of liberty were discussed during the extended session of the Advisory Council on the Prevention of Torture. Particularly, fundamental issues with regard to the new procedure of the early conditional release were dealt with, such as ensuring the right of access to court.

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ASIAN OMBUDSMAN ASSOCIATION   21th Meeting of Board of Director of AOA was held on 30th October, 2018 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan

21st Meeting of the Board of Director of Asian Ombudsman Association was  held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan on 30th October, 2018, The meeting was chaired by Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan and President of Asian Ombudsman Association.  Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Executive Secretary of the AOA Secretariat, coordinated the meeting. The President, AOA and Executive Secretary of AOA also visited the Milli Majlis Azerbaijan (National Assembly) on Ist November, 2018

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REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN  The school of legal knowledge on the topic “The rights of conscripts”

Classes of the school of legal knowledge on the topic “The rights of conscripts” took place in Leninogorsk. The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya introduced the rights of conscripts, where they can go in case of problems, the challenges faced by conscripts and how to solve them.

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

CHINA HONG KONG Ombudsman Hong Kong announces result of direct investigation:

The Ombudsman, Ms Connie Lau, announced last Wednesday, 14th of November, the completion of a direct investigation into the regulation of illegal burials outside permitted burial grounds (burials outside PBGs) by the Home Affairs Department and the Lands Department.

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Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) Sindh

PAKISTAN-SINDH   Directive of the Ombudsman Sindh to the Secretary School Education Department and the Inspector General of Police

Provincial Ombudsman Sindh, Honourable Mr Asad Ashraf Malik  being the custodian of public interests has took a Suo Moto action on news published in Daily Newspapers regarding alleged corporal punishment and torture with sticks upon a student of class V by the Principal of SM Grammar School Korangi Karachi.

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Hong Kong Ombudsman Ms Connie Lau 

HONG KONG  Hong Kong Ombudsman holds press conference on investigation reports:

The Ombudsman of Hong Kong, Ms Connie Lau, held a press conference on 18 October 2018 to announce the results of a direct investigation report on “Housing Department’s arrangement for using idle spaces in public housing estates” and a full investigation report on “Transport Department’s improper arrangement for implementation of 2-way toll collection at the Lantau Link”, that caused serious traffic congestion.

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ARMENIA  Human Rights Defender’s observations on recent events taking place in the country:

Fulfilling its constitution mission to guarantee and safeguard human rights the Human Rights Defender contributes to the effective functioning of the country’s entire system on human rights protection. Recent developments in the country are under due consideration of the Defender and his observations and position are now available in an official statement.

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JORDON Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission refers the file of Al-Bashir Hospital to the prosecution:

The Board of the Jordanian Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) referred to the Public Prosecution the investigation file related to the services of Al-Bashir Hospital, where investigations showed a number of suspicions of corruption and financial, administrative and legal violations involving public money.

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Federal Insurance Ombudsman Pakistan   Federal Insurance Ombudsman’s Role-Important in Ensuring Justice: President

 18 October, 2018: President Dr Arif Alvi said Federal Insurance Ombudsman has an important role in provision of justice to the people. The President stated this in a meeting with Federal Insurance Ombudsman Muhammad Raees Uddin Paracha here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr .

President Alvi said use of information technology could help improve the performance and efficiency of the institution of Federal Insurance Ombudsman.

He said consumers should be given proper information about their right to appeal in case of rejection of claim.



TURKEY The Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey published its special report on Syrian refugees titled “Syrians in Turkey”:

The Ombudsman Institution of the Republic of Turkey published its special report on Syrian refugees titled “Syrians in Turkey”
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PAKISTAN(FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN)   President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi visit the Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad on 04th October,2018:

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Thursday said as the provision of expeditious and inexpensive justice was the constitutional responsibility of the government. Utilization of latest information technology tools was needed to improve the service delivery in this regard. The President  Dr. Arif Alvi also plant a sapling at Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat Building Wafaqi Mohtasib(Ombudman) and President of AOA Syed Tahir Shahbaz and The Secretary, Mr. Muhammad Asghar Chaudhary were also present at this occasion. 

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PAKISTAN(FEDERAL OMBUDSMAN OF PAKISTAN)   2nd Issue of News Bulletin have been published by Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad :

2nd Issue of News Bulletin have been published by Federal Ombudsman Secretariat, Islamabad. Following News Articles have been included in 2nd Issue of News Bulletin:

  • Ombudsman Recommends Assorted Measures to Overcome Enviremental Pollution in Coastal Area
    Report Presented in the Apex Court.
  • Ombusdman Suggests Measures to Prevent Fire Incidents at Margala Hills
    First report presented before the Honourable Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Ombudsman Firm to Protect Prisoners’Rights
    Biometric System for prisoners would be established: Syed Tahir Shahbaz
  • Complaint of an NGO Admitted for Stopping Police Raid on the Street Children of Islamabad
  • Wms Team With The Help Of UNICEF Finalises Report on ‘Kasur Tragedy and Redressal of Systemic Issues’
  • Hon’able President of Pakistan Upheld Almost All The Decisions of The Wafaqi Mohtasib
  • Ombudsman Presents Reprt Before The Apex Court onThe Large Scale Encroachment of Botancial Garden and Unplanned/Unregistered Plaza in Bani Gala
  • PHA Advised to Hand Over Possession of Apartments by End of September, 2018
  • Ombudsman Order CDA for land Acquisition of ‘Park Enclave Project’ at the earlist
    Chairman CDA asked to take disciplinary action against the Officers responsible for delay in the Scheme
  • Receipt and disposal of complaints during the quarter July-September 2018
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HONG KONG  Ms Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong and AOA Secretary is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019:

As per press release of the Government of Hong Kong Ms. Connie Lau, Ombudsman of Hong Kong is retiring from her post of Ombudsman on 31th March, 2019 due to her personal reasons. The Government of Hong Kong and her colleagues of Asian Ombudsman Association(AOA) have put forth a tribute to her for  her services rendered as Ombudsman as well as the Secretary of AOA.  She conveyed her heartfelt thanks to all members of AOA for posing trust on her as Secretary AOA and honouring her with their appreciating remarks.
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OIC Ombudsman Assocition(OICOA)   3rd Meeting of Steering Committee of OICOA was held on 10th September, 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan:

Third Meeting of the Steering Committee of OIC Ombudsman Association (OICOA) was held on 10th September 2018 in Khartoum, Sudan which was chaired by Hon’ble Judge Ahmed Abuzaid Ahmed Mohammad, President Public Grievances Chamber Sudan. Mr. Abdul Khaliq, Executive Secretary of the Association, coordinated the Meeting.

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Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO)   19th Meeting of FPO was held on 30th June 2018 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

19th Meeting of Forum of Pakistan Ombudsman(FPO) was held on 30 June, 2018 at Kutton,  a Tourist Resort Neelum, Azad & Jammu Kashmir(Pakistan) . The Members of Forum Met the Hon. President AJK as well.

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