By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, March 12 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Monday that the government will publish its first national report later this month on the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) after the Legislative Yuan enacted the Implementation Act of UNCAC in 2015.
Taiwan enacted the domestic legislation with the aim of bringing the country’s legal framework into line with international norms. The report will serve as an important milestone in efforts to curb corruption in Taiwan, Lai said in a post on his Facebook page.
He said that since the new government took office in May 2016, it has taken a slew of measures to push for cleaner politics.
In terms of the legal system, the Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the Money Laundering Control Act in December 2016 and offered a six-month period for preparation of their implementation, according to Lai. [FULL STORY]