Maliki: Some Financial Corruption Politically Motivated

By John Lee.

Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has said that some financial corruption is politically motivated, and some is exaggerated by the media.

During the 6th Annual Integrity Commission Conference, the Prime Minister said that the fight against corruption should not be part of political wrangling, because it gives corrupt people a chance to escape punishment.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to challenge and criticize all corrupt people at universities, schools, and the media, and said all forces should be mobilised to combat corruption. He also called for a global campaign against terrorism, extremism and sectarianism and racism, because corruption and terrorism are interlinked.

He also called for legal protection for thestaff of the Integrity Commission to exercise their role properly and perform their responsibilities honestly.

(Source: Prime Minister's Office)

One Response to Maliki: Some Financial Corruption Politically Motivated

  1. Lorenzo 11th January 2013 at 13:40 #

    Iraq is a rotten fish. The rot starts at the head. Allowing a legislation that grants immunity to members of the government, the given results are the normal process of giving a free bar for politicians at the expense of the Iraqi people