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LDP amends party rules to toughen penalties for fund violations

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Going to be serious side looks and comments from now on! Beware!

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LDP amends party rules to toughen penalties for fund violations

the jokers causing the problems are gonna change the rules so that they stop stealing money?

Is that correct?

how much longer is this charade going to continue?

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Kishida said his government and the ruling camp will aim to revise the political funds control law, which is often criticized for loopholes enabling politicians to maintain slush funds, during the ongoing parliamentary session through June.

Nobody better hold their breath waiting for this to actually happen! "Aim" to revise, is political double speak for "well we will try to come up with something, but will have excuses for everyone when it doesnt actually happen!"

The focus is on whether Kishida will punish LDP heavyweights linked to the funds scandal,

Lol! How is he going to punish himself? Resign? How can he be expected to punish those that he has to kiss their butts to stay in the PM job?

Bet they find some dude to fall on his sword, but would have been retiring anyway.

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Rule Number One: Make sure that you don't get caught!

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Stable door, horse, bolt?

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Violators themselves make rule while they evading responsibility or concealing inconvenients or telling many lies, and no punishment to most LDP politicians. This party is nothing but pretence or farce.

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Japan has no personal accountability,even in America a politician are held accountable for political crime

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Expulsion from party. Loss of all benefits and privileges. Handed over to prosecutors. THOSE are tough penalties. When the LDP announces those, it will likely have Japan’s trust. Until that time, don’t waste our time.

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I am sure all these kickbacks affected policy and voting.

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Japan has no personal accountability,even in America a politician are held accountable for political crime

Someone didn't read the article.

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80 of its around 370 lawmakers had underreported income in political funds documents

LOL

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The revised internal rules stipulate that the LDP can urge a lawmaker to leave the party if an accountant of their political group is arrested or if the lawmaker is prosecuted for violating the political funds control law.

They can urge someone to leave if found that they have broken the law? Urge doesn’t sound a particularly strong word to me. Maybe in LDP polispeak it’s a big deal, .but it doesn’t exactly pack a powerful punch now does it?

Was kinda thinking Kishida, being on what seems his last legs, has nothing to lose and may have chosen to go out with a bang and secure himself a lasting legacy. Single handedly, and without asking permission from the big powerbrokers from within the party, dismantling the faction system all together! That would’ve been boss, but is this just more capitulation? Another chance lost? Expediency winning again? Kishida Souri?

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Stealing is a crime and is punishable by imprisonment according to constitutional law!Possible penalty for theft (Shoplifting)

Shoplifting is one of the most commonly seen crimes in Japan. It is punishable as theft by up to 10 years imprisonment or a fine of up to 500,000 yen (about 5000 USD).According to paragraph 1, article 235 of the Japanese Penal Code, someone who steals another person's property will be considered a thief and will be sentenced to prison for less than 10 years.

Crime of preparing to rob:

Those who prepare for the purpose of robbing other people's property shall be sentenced to imprisonment for less than 2 years (Article 237 - Japanese Penal Code).

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The revised internal rules stipulate that the LDP can urge a lawmaker to leave the party if an accountant of their political group is arrested or if the lawmaker is prosecuted for violating the political funds control law.

So... The revised one allows for them to urge them to leave the party if prosecuted; the non revised one means they can't even ask? They are tethered to the payroll for life? Sure... I believe that

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this must be the first time in history that a corrupt ruling faction has decided to behave in an ethical manner. Usually, it is just window dressing meant to assuage a disgruntled populace and stave off rebellion. Thankfully that is not the case, and the new morality will put an end to bribery, cronyism, nepotism, and other corruption that has been the way of life for generations. Then again, maybe not !

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The revised internal rules stipulate that the LDP can urge a lawmaker to leave the party if an accountant of their political group is arrested or if the lawmaker is prosecuted for violating the political funds control law.

Doesn't go very far, does it. Still, I suppose it might stop lawmakers using that old "my secretary did it" excuse.

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The worst of the story is that there's still no opposition parties getting ready to take advantage of the situation and present themselves as a reliable alternative to this gang-ruled party. Sure there'll be some movement within the LDP, but no one doubts that they will win the election if it was held today or anytime soon.

Feels so annoying and hopeless in my opinion...

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Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, headed by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, revised internal rules on Sunday to toughen penalties for lawmakers involved in political funds scandals..............................Do NOT get caught.........there you go, rules revised, or else we will have to spank you.

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Ivan MartinezMar. 18  02:00 pm JST

The worst of the story is that there's still no opposition parties getting ready to take advantage of the situation and present themselves as a reliable alternative to this gang-ruled party.

Do you actually know why that is. They just don't have the funds whereas the LDP are sitting on heaps and heaps of cash. Don't ask where it all came from, because they don't remember.

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