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Fighting corruption is top priority for Dubai Government

posted on 18/08/2008: 775 views

The Government of Dubai will take strict and prompt action against all acts of corruption and bribery wherever they occur in the emirate, whether in the public of private sectors, Dubai's Public Prosecutor said yesterday.

Commenting on the recent questioning of employees of listed and public establishments on suspicion of exploiting their positions to make illegal profits, the Public Prosecutor said: "The government will continue to have a strict stance against all aspects of corruption and will take legal measures against violators." He said fighting corruption is at the top of the government's priorities.

"Dubai Government follows a transparent and clear policy on such issues. There are strict directives to have zero-tolerance towards all aspects of corruption, bribing and taking advantage of official positions," he said.

The Public Prosecutor added that the results of ongoing investigations about the accused employees will be announced once they are complete.

"Any employee exploiting his position to make illegal profits will not have immunity. The strictness with which some violations that emerged in the recent past were dealt with, confirms the government's commitment to maintaining the highest global standards in fighting corruption and enhancing its achievements in the economic, financial and legislative fields," he said. He added that corruption and bribery are some of the most important issues that obstruct development in the World.

"The government has created an ideal environment here, which is supported by a legal and legislative structure that depends on the best global practices. The government will continue this policy, which made it gain the confidence of business leaders throughout the region and the world. There will be no tolerance shown to anybody who tries to exploit his position to make illegal profits," the Public Prosecutor said. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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