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PPR Bonus Podcast episode 8 Ng Lap Seng trial and UN Bribery with Matthew Russell Lee

This month I am joined once again by Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press. Matthew and I discuss the outcome of the Ng Lap Seng United Nations bribery case which saw six guilty verdicts. Matthew explains how this Macau based billionaire was involved in bribing UN officials such as former head of the General Assembly John Ashe, as well as fronting the money for a veritable fake news outlet South South News. We talk about many of the intricacies of the case including Ng Lap Seng’s connections to Bill Clinton. Matthew and I also focus on the way in which the UN has handled this corruption scandal. Matthew talks about their general response which has been to paint themselves and the UN as a whole as the victim in this case. The two of us also discuss the normalcy of bribery and corruption with in the organization.

Later Matthew tells us about his latest trials and tribulations with the UN. We discuss how he has no been relegated to operating out of a glorified phone-booth, and how his former office is being used by a journalist who never shows up. We discuss some of his recent work on the political situation in Cameroon. Later Matthew discusses the new Secretary General Antonio Guterres and ambassador Niki Haley.

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