MB MP: Corrupt Regime Tarnishes Egypt’s Image Globally
|Monday, September 29,2008 05:09|
In his statement to the bloc"s website, El-Sakhawi held the NDP regime responsible for the country"s poor level of transparency in combating corruption.
Al-Sakhawy explained that it is difficult for a regime that has formed a union with business tycoons and monopolists to disclose its associates" crimes and corruption scandals as this would be disclosure of its own corruption as well as combating it.
Al-Sakhawy further explained that corruption and its concealment will not cease under a corrupt regime such as Egypt"s which has satiated its people with hunger and catastrophe adding that this corruption not only tarnishes the global image of Egypt, but also the Egyptian people. Moreover, it also has an effect on the flow of foreign investments to
In its 2008 annual report, Transparency International described Egypt as "closer to corrupt countries" indicating that Egypt fell ten ranks backwards as it ranked 115 with a score of 2.8 points after it had ranked 105 in the 2007 report.
The report said that
Countries classified as "clear," were
Since 1995, the non-governmental organization had been annually classifying countries" corruption levels according to analyses presented by an international group of businessmen, experts, and academians on a scale ranging from 10 for "clear" countries to 0 for "corrupt" countries.