Corruption and Malaysian pork barrel politics — Rama Ramanathan
Feb 18 — What do pork barrels have to do with tackling corruption in Malaysia? That question has been pinging in my mind since listening to Minister for Governance and Integrity Datuk Paul Low’s presentation about fighting corruption in Malaysia.
Thinking About Pork Barrel Spending
Cross posted at Jim Miller on Politics. (Some people confuse earmarks with pork barrel spending. Many earmarks are pork, are worth less than what they cost, but not all. In general, we should be skeptical about all earmarks, because they do not go through ...
Presidents Love Pork, Too
When people hear the term “pork barrel politics,” they think of Congress, and for good reason. Representatives and senators rushing to include earmarks in bills, striving for a place on the Appropriations committees or demanding favors from leadership ...
Pork barrel politics
Washington — In the late 1800s, when little food was refrigerated, institutional meals often included salt pork dispensed from huge barrels. Groups fed this way - field hands, cowboys, soldiers - were not known for refined manners, and dinnertime around ...
Aquino: Pork barrel scam cases rooted in desire for truth, justice, not politics
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III fired back, on Thursday, against opposition senators claiming that the plunder charges filed against them in connection with the pork barrel scam were politically motivated. Taking a swipe at these unnamed ...