For some dubious reason

Dubious

Thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted:

These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven.
He has been associated with some dubious characters.
Ruth Ellis has the dubious (= bad) distinction of being the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

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Feeling doubt or not feeling certain:
I’m dubious about his promises to change his ways.

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We were always a bit dubious about the advantages these changes would actually bring.
Let us think for a moment about the dubious benefits of nuclear technology.
He’s under investigation because of his dubious accounting practices.
How exactly did they work out these figures? I think they’re a bit dubious, personally.
He was involved in some dubious activities in the past which his former colleagues have only hinted at.

1 Diplomats for Sale | Al Jazeera Investigations

25 nov. 2019

How much would you pay for diplomatic immunity? The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world. Al Jazeera exposes two prime ministers who are complicit in the deals. The investigation reveals details of how an oil smuggler, turned ambassador, turned international fugitive bought his way into the diplomatic class. Investigators go undercover to reveal the inner-workings of a secret system: to find out how much it costs and what it takes to purchase what’s become the ultimate luxury item; a diplomatic passport.

40:18 – [Correction] Syrian businessman Moudar Al Assad is the cousin of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and not his nephew.

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2 Stealing paradise l Al Jazeera Investigations

6 sep. 2016

AJ’s Investigative Unit has uncovered corruption in the Maldives. Secretly filmed interviews describe how men on mopeds carried millions in cash to the Maldives’ political elite. President Abdulla Yameen and his former deputy, Ahmed Adeeb, are accused of receiving cash in bags filled with up to $1m, so much that it was “difficult to carry,” according to one of the men who delivered it.
 
In a statement following its release, the Government of the Maldives said: “There is no evidence in this report connecting President Yameen or current members of his Government to any wrongdoing.” It noted that these claims already form part of a wider investigation initiated by President Yameen in February 2016: “We have asked Al Jazeera to provide any evidence they have which is relevant to this investigation.”
 

3 Anatomy of a Bribe | Al Jazeera Investigations

1 dec. 2019

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit secretly films officials in Namibia demanding cash in exchange for political favours. It’s a story of how foreign companies plunder Africa’s natural resources. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, . “Anatomy of a Bribe” exposes the government ministers and public officials willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in return for millions of dollars in bribes. Al Jazeera journalists spent three months undercover posing as foreign investors looking to exploit the lucrative Namibian fishing Industry. The country’s Minister of Fisheries is shown willing to use a front company to accept a $200,000 ‘donation’. Exclusive testimony from a whistleblower who worked for Iceland’s largest fishing company reveals that his employers instructed him to bribe ministers and even the president in return for fishing rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
 

4 Spy Merchants l Al Jazeera Investigations

10 apr. 2017
 
 

5 The Hostage Business l Al Jazeera Investigations

12 okt. 2015

What if you were kidnapped? Would your family negotiate with hostages? Would they pay a ransom? Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the hidden world of hostage taking, negotiations and ransom payments.
 

6 China: Spies, Lies and Blackmail | 101 East

6 apr. 2018

China not only controls its citizens at home – but also those abroad. There’s increasing evidence anyone who displeases Chinese authorities will be targeted.
 

7 Hong Kong’s Missing Booksellers | 101 East

22 apr. 2016

Since October last year, five men linked to a Hong Kong bookstore have disappeared one after another.
 

8 Passenger aircraft falls out of sky – What happened to Flight 447? | 60 Minutes Australia

2 mei 2019

The story of Flight 447 (2013). It has been called the “Titanic of air disasters”. A passenger aircraft so advanced that the chance of it falling out of the sky is unthinkable. But on a stormy June night in 2009 that’s just what happened to an Air France A330. Its terrifying descent into the Atlantic Ocean took just four minutes. For three years, what happened inside the cockpit remained a mystery. But as you’ll see now, the black box tapes have revealed a shocking and scary scenario of how quickly and easily a high tech passenger plane can crash.
 
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