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)