The Lockheed Syndrome
- or, Corruption as a Norm
The 1976 expose of the Lockheed bribery scandals (in negotiating the sale of aircraft) also exposed bribes and contributions in other spheres, especially throughout South East Asia. "If a contract is awarded there is some kind of financial reward for somebody". The documentary talks about developing countries, political influence and reward, patronage, poverty and the culture of 'gift giving' in the area. Executives of large companies operating in the region, like ICI and the Hong Kong Bank and other banks, refused to take part in the programme.
Speakers; Unidentified Factory Owner, Jakata, Indonesia; Unidentified Bank Executive, Indonesia; Derek Davies, Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review; Harvey Stockwin, Journalist, Far Eastern Economic Review; Dr. Brian Shaw, Lecturer, Political Science, Hong Kong University;