EX-PARTY BOSS GETS DEATH WITH RE­PRIEVE FOR GRAFT

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

BEI­JING: China has sen­tenced the for­mer Com­mu­nist Party boss from Yun­nan province to death with a re­prieve for bribery. A death sen­tence with re­prieve typ­i­cally amounts to life in pri­son. Bai En­pei, 70, abused his posts, in­clud­ing as Yun­nan party chief un­til 2011, and ear­lier as the top of­fi­cial in Qing­hai province, il­le­gally amass­ing over 247 mil­lion yuan (RM154 mil­lion) in as­sets. “The amount of bribes he ac­cepted was huge, the de­tails of his crimes ex­tremely se­ri­ous, and their so­cial im­pact es­pe­cially per­ni­cious,” a court said. – Reuters

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