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2018 November 23

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Anti-Corruption Daily


by ar_david_hh

All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. Currency in Armenian Drams unless specified otherwise.

The authorities are investigating Ani mayor's office for an embezzlement of AMD 9mln. Several employees have allegedly falsified the fuel consumption records to steal government funds, stole the money that was dedicated for fixing vehicles, hired a chauffeur who never came to work but got paid. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/149088

The 2018 Armenia Fund US telethon has gathered $11.1mln in donations, without counting the year-round donations, which still continues and its never late to donate if you missed it! Canada and France held their separate telethons earlier. The funds will be used to build water irrigation systems and renewable energy in Artsakh Republic, and other projects in Armenia. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/955548.html

Diaspora Ministry is providing various forms of support to 450 families who repatriated after the revolution. They are mostly from Russia, Iran and US http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/149046

Homeland-Diaspora fund’s former director has so far returned AMD 100mln in stolen funds, says the Diaspora Minister https://armenpress.am/arm/news/955577.html

PM Pashinyan downplays the mutual jabs between him and Belarus President Kukashenko. Says the issue isn’t a problem between the states of Armenia and Belarus. https://news.am/arm/news/482557.html

Ministry of Transport and several Armenian businesses will purchase their own cargo ship to transfer goods between Russia-Georgia-Armenia through the Black Sea. This could reduce the transfer costs and make the process more reliable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSdDGeaF4UY

The project to improve senior citizens' social lives has begun. Sundukyan theater has granted 300 free tickets to seniors this month, as part of a joint project by Ministries of Labor and Culture http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/149054

Electoral Commission releases a statement citing a law that doesn’t prohibit certain political meetings and rallies, even outside the official election cycle. This was in response to HHK concerns that PM Pashinyan possibly broke the law by giving an election-style speech in Provinces few days earlier, while the official rally cycle begins next week https://www.a1plus.am/1650878.html

In case it wasn't clear that the recent taxation rumors were misleading... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78QZph_r8jE

GALLUP PRE-ELECTION POLL: 85% have a favorable view towards QP. 67% for BHK. 3% for HHK. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/955602.html

... 68% said they’ll vote for QP in December 9th elections, 18% haven’t decided, 6.7% for BHK, 1.5% for HHK, 1.2% for Bright Armenia (new alliance, QP ally), 1% for ARF. 71% said they’ll definitely participate. 1111 people participated in the polls, with 3% margarine of terror. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ItYeZ1Ecuw


https://armenpress.am/arm/news/955607.html

Defense Ministry explains the differences between Swedish Gripen and Russian SU-30SM jets. The Gripen is smaller, faster, consumes less fuel, has an extra radar, is better at close proximity air fights, while SU is significantly better at striking long distance targets, can carry more load, is twice cheaper and doesn't come with a big "learning curve" for the pilots. Defense Ministry has to calculate what the priorities are for the type of warfare they will be used in, and other types of weaponry that will be used with the jets. SU is the primary choice right now (12 jets), while Gripens could be purchased later when more funds are available. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/148373

BREAKING NEWS: She has a new haircut. Cleopatra is getting ready for the December battles http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/149085

The British city of Derby recognizes the Armenian Genocide, calls for the British government to do the same https://news.am/arm/news/482568.html

A big thanks to Derby municipality.

Link to original report: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/9zr8eu/anticorruption_nov232018/

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