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Kuwait 75 of 176 in transparency

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 75th out of 176 countries in the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index released Wednesday by Transparency International. The global graft watchdog ranks countries every year, assigning points ranging from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) on perceived public sector corruption. In 2016, Kuwait …

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Combining public, private jobs will open doors for corruption: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15: Chairman of the Union of Kuwait Engineering Offices and Consultancy Firms Engineer Bader Al-Salman has warned of the dangers of parliamentary calls to allow citizens working in public sector to be licensed to carry on private activities and other projects, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He added the …

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PM issues directive to refer all files of corruption to PAAC: Min – ‘MoSAL mismanaged affairs of Kuwaiti women married to foreigners’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 12: Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan disclosed his determination to ease procedures for issuing licenses to improve the work environment, reports Al-Rai daily. He disclosed that HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah has issued a directive to refer all files of corruption to …

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When the ‘corrupt’ become shameless

COMBATING corruption is a trademark in election campaigns as candidates have been reiterating it for the past 30 years. But once they get elected, they start manipulating public funds and openly violate laws. One might exert pressure or even oblige ministers to employ his aides in positions for which they …

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Govt & Assembly blamed for wastage of funds, corruption – ‘Medical tourism’ causing massive loss to exchequer: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12: The executive and legislative authorities must be held responsible for the wastage of public funds and corruption in the overseas treatment sector, MP Rakan Al-Nisf said Wednesday. The lawmaker was commenting on news published recently about the alleged disbursement of $745 million for overseas treatment without …

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488 cases of funds violations cited – List referred to Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Justice revealed that 488 cases of public funds violations in several State agencies and institutions were recorded from Aug 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016 — an indication of the rising rate of financial violations in the public …

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Lawyer sues finance minister for corruption – Shares sold illegally

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: Attorney Adnan Al-Shatti, in his capacity as a citizen, has submitted a petition to the Prosecutor General against Minister of Finance and Board Chairman of Public Investment Authority (PIA) Anas Al-Saleh and Executive Director of PIA Bader Al-Sa’ad. Accusing Al-Saleh and Al-Sa’ad of paving way for …

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Violating public officials being probed – SAB launches disciplinary sessions

KUWAIT CITY, April 19: Almost one year after the National Assembly empowered the State Audit Bureau to take disciplinary measures against violating senior officials in the public sector, the disciplinary sessions were launched on the seventh floor of its headquarters. According to an informed source, an investigation panel has been …

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Kuwait to ‘establish’ anti-graft authority for fighting corruption – VIP access cards issued illegally to expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: Head of Kuwait A n t i – C o r r u p t i o n Authority Lawyer Abdulrahman Al-Namash revealed that the Board of Trustees has edited a draft of the executive bylaw, which will be sent to the Minister of Justice and …

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Iran tycoon Zanjani given death penalty

TEHRAN, March 6, (AFP): Iran’s billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, a judicial official said Sunday, after a long trial in which he was accused of fraudulently pocketing $2.8 billion. Zanjani became notorious during the era of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, finding ways to channel hard …

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