[UK] Develin, Kate, “NHS whistleblower ‘sacked for revealing dumped x-ray scans’,” Telegraph.co.uk, November 14, 2009.
Dr Otto Chan, a consultant radiologist, believes that he was labelled a troublemaker after the revelations about the Royal London. He claims that hospital bosses decided to get rid of him and that his dismissal has left him unable to get another job in the health service. He is suing the hospital for loss of earnings, future earnings and pension.Click here to read more.
[Philippines] “Why charge the whistleblowers?,” The Manila Times.net, November 13, 2009.
We agree with the senators and others who have criticized the Senate joint three-committees’ report on the ZTE scandal for including the two main whistleblowers among the persons recommended for prosecution. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr., Senators Panfilo Lacson, Alan Peter Cayetano, and Francis Escudero were right to warn that prosecuting Messrs.
[Vietnam] “Whistleblower prompts inspection of Vietnam’s Jetstar airline,” EarthTimes, November 11, 2009.
Hanoi – Vietnamese authorities are inspecting budget carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines (JPA) after two foreign engineers fired by the company accused it of violating safety protocols, government officials said Wednesday. Jetstar Pacific’s former chief engineer, Bernard John McCune of Australia, and one of his colleagues sent a letter on October 26 to the Vietnam Aviation Agency detailing several violations of safety rules. Click here to read more.
[Canada] “Hydro employees intimidated: whistleblower,” CBCNEWS, November 10, 2009.
A Manitoba Hydro whistleblower said Tuesday that employees at the publicly owned utility are being threatened to stay quiet about allegations of mismanagement and that she fears an investigation into her claims is being swept under the rug.
[Russia] Whitemore, Brian, “‘YouTube’Whistleblower Arrives in Moscow On Police Day, As Scandal Deepens, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, November 10, 2009.
His bank card and mobile phone were blocked. He was detained on the way to the airport. And he had a tough time buying a plane ticket. But Aleksei Dymovsky, a police major in the Black Sea port city of Novorossiisk, managed to make it to Moscow, where he continued his campaign to expose what he called widespread malfeasance and corruption in Russia’s law-enforcement bodies. Click here to read more.
[UK] Award for whistleblower nurse, Press Association, November 10, 2009.
A whistleblower nurse struck off after raising concerns about poor standards of care insisted she had done the right thing as she picked up a national nursing award. Margaret Haywood secretly filmed the neglect of elderly patients for a television documentary and was struck off the nursing register for misconduct in April. She admitted breaching patient but said she had agreed to film at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton to highlight terrible conditions there.
[IEA] Macalister, Terry, “Key oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower,” guardian.co.uk, November 9, 2009.
The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming confidentiality shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. Click here to read more.