2018 August 15

From armeniapedia.org
Jump to: navigation, search


Anti-Corruption Daily

Anti-Corruption 8/15/2018
by ar_david_hh

Disclaimer: All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law, even if they may sound as being guilty. Currency in Armenian Drams ֏ unless specified otherwise.


March 1st investigators summon the former Minister of Justice for questioning. He will be questioned about the March related document that he had signed https://armlur.am/831239/

A former NSS agent and the chief commissar of a military unit is facing felony charges for aiding multiple men to dodge the military service, after taking dozens of millions in bribes https://news.am/arm/news/466431.html

Mayor of Baghramyan, Armavir is facing criminal charges for embezzlement of millions of drams designated for infrastructure repairs, irrigation system construction, decorations, as well as registering two friends and relatives at a workplace where they never worked but received salaries. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/943928/

Minister of Employment explains the reason behind the latest checks that ensure aid recipients qualify for aid. E.g., a low income aid recipient has a loan of million of drams from a company/bank, and he repays it with monthly AMD 100,000 payments. The ministry wants to know how this low income person is able to find an extra 100k/mo to pay for a loan, while at the same time claiming that he is low income. Minister says around 15% of the recipients currently do not qualify for aid. The department loses around AMD 8bln each year, or 20% of the entire fund designated for low income persons https://news.am/arm/news/466455.html

Minister of Education holds an open meeting with teachers and students in Cascade. There will be changes in the educational curriculum, the way the exams are held (making it less about remembering whole books), certain administrative things will be done digitally, rectors with lack of progress will be replaced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSk3XHh9Wvs

--- https://news.am/arm/news/466491.html

Two more forest guards of Dilijan National Park are under a criminal investigation for participating in deforestation of hundreds of trees and causing AMD 95mln damage to the state. Recently, deforestation issue has become a hot topic in Armenia after PM Pashinyan visited Dilijan and promised to catch the criminals. A day after his visit, several people, who are now arrested, cut dozens of trees and blocked a local road http://investigative.am/news/view/diljan-azgayin-park-haxarcin-texamas-carahatumner.html

The head of social security department in Vayk is under a criminal investigation for demanding a bribe from a low income woman in exchange for keeping her on the recipient list and "not causing any problems" https://armenpress.am/arm/news/943870/

South Caucasian Railways offices were raided by the IRS. Documents and staff's items were confiscated https://news.am/arm/news/466492.html

The IRS is also investigating multiple tourism agencies https://armlur.am/831567/

Court has ruled against Serj's close associate's defamation lawsuit against Joghovurd newspaper. The paper had earlier covered a story about the plaintiff's workers' picket on front of the government building, and when contacted to plaintiff for details, had received no clarification. The plaintiff then sued the magazine for defamation and lost. Years earlier, the same judge rules that Joghovurd was guilty of defamation against another politician. https://armlur.am/831247/

A hoaxer called 911 and threatened to blow up the Ministry of Health building. The 3rd bloc of the government building is evacuated. No bombs were found. The hoaxer has been identified. He has serious health issues. https://news.am/arm/news/466401.html

United Arab Emirates embassy donates school supplies and clothes to 250 children in Gyumri as part of Red Crescent charity initiative https://armenpress.am/arm/news/943874/

ANCA in US is working on a package to provide refugee aid to refugees hosted by Armenia. Some of the policy changes by the Trump administration will allow Christians, Assyrians and non-Muslims who had no access to predominantly Muslim refugee camps, to also be able to receive such aid. ANCA is also lobbying the US government to allow Armenians who work in US and RA simultaneously to be able to have their work years counted towards Social Security with fewer issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnDBUDu_4I

Stairway to heaven! A resident in Baku is forced to enter his 4th floor apartment through an emergency fire ladder, after the other residents of the building agree to sell their apartments to a company, who proceeds to destroy the main stairs without this resident's prior agreement https://news.am/arm/news/466392.html

One of the most popular, and one of only 3 news agencies accredited by the Azeri government to cover official news, has been shut down. At first it was believed that it was censored for a brief period after they misquoted Aliyev's words, but now it looks more serious. The agency is owned by one of the richest families of Azerbaijan who is viewed as a threat to the Aliyev's regime. The chief editor of the outlet has a lengthy record of criticizing the Aliyev regime for its "failed policies" and "heavy reliance on oil". This may very well be the real reason behind the shutdown http://azeridaily.com/analytics/40845


Link to original report and comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/97miql/anticorruption_8152018/


2018 Daily Armenia Reports
June

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

July

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

August

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

September

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

October

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

November

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

December

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

2019 Daily Armenia Reports
January

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

February

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728

March

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

April

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

May

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

June

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

July

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

August

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

September

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

October

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

November

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

December

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

2020 Daily Armenia Reports
January

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

February

1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829

March

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

April

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

May

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

June

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

July

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

August

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

September

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

October

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

November

123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

December

12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031