Sunday 01 February 2015

4th Season of the Sherlock Holmes Mahjong Mysteries!

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Dear mahjong lovers, MahjongNews is pleased to announce the start of the Fourth Season of our “Sherlock Holmes and Mahjong” mystery series. Just to remind everyone, this series has been published at MahjongNews (see link) in the years 2011, 2012, and 2013 (see the final standings of the 3rd Season here).

This year readers will be challenged to solve ten mahjong mysteries. Participants' answers for these ten individual mysteries will be scored, and their combined scores will determine their final standings.

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Officials removed for taking kickbacks through mahjong

The eight were fined 500 yuan ($79, €63) ) each and were removed from their posts on June 22. Zhu, who had been at his post for eight years, played mahjong as a way of taking kick-backs for allocating funds to lower-level departments, reported Guangzhou-based New News Express, citing unidentified sources.

In one case, up to 4 million yuan ($628,300; €503,261) was involved in such a mahjong game.The eight officials are under investigation and their posts will be filled through open competition and selection, according to the Meizhou Party committee.

(China Daily)



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