Archives de 7 mars 2018

Save the Children « failed » to adequately deal with allegations against its ex-chief executive Justin Forsyth, according to leaked documents.

A 2015 report seen by the BBC contains evidence suggesting then chairman Sir Alan Parker’s « very close » relationship with Mr Forsyth may have affected how he responded to complaints.

Three women employees accused Mr Forsyth of inappropriate behaviour, for which he said he had apologised.

Sir Alan said he had nothing to add.

According to the report, Sir Alan said he didn’t think there had been any « serious misconduct » or « predatory behaviour ».

He also rejected suggestions there should be any work done to look at the « leadership culture » at Save the Children in light of these complaints and « generalised complaints of sexual advances and bullying » by Brendan Cox, the widower of the MP Jo Cox, who was accused of sexual assault by a member of staff at the charity a couple of months later.

Mr Cox says he does not accept the allegations, but acknowledges he « made mistakes » while working for Save the Children.

Sir Alan is described as saying, « the best way to protect the organisation from reputational risk is not to let the organisational response become disproportionate ».

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The Thai-speaking Indian businessman, Harpreet Singh, maintains his innocence.

AN INDIAN textile businessman, who is accused of abetting drug crimes, was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday and three locations linked to the 52-year-old were raided and assets worth Bt130 million were impounded.

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) operation, code-named “Chaiya Sayop Pairee 61/4”, saw police officers raid a total of 30 locations across the country on Tuesday to crack down on drug traffickers and accomplices.

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