Sunday 30 August 2015

Australasian Mahjong Festival Takes to High Seas Off Queensland Coast

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AUSTRALIA - The 2015 Australasian Mahjong Festival will this week see more than 90 competitors aged between 59 and 91 years old compete from as far afield as New Zealand.

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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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