Electronics maker Foxconn being probed over 'bribery claims' in China

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 06:20 hrs

Foxconn, one of the world's biggest contract electronics makers, is being probed by Chinese authorities over bribery allegations.

The move came after a report Taiwan's Next Magazine, which claimed a Foxconn manager was detained because he sought bribes from suppliers.

This is latest problem to hit Foxconn, which makes products for firms such as Apple, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.

The company had previously admitted to hiring underage interns and has had worker suicides at its factories in China, the BBC reports.

In response to the allegations made by Next Magazine, Foxconn said it was carrying out an internal investigation into the allegations, the report said.

It added that it was also looking to implement measures that would prevent such incidents from happening, it added. (ANI)

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