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Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

Old Dec 5th 2012, 1:35 pm
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Default Re: Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

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That sounds almost as convincing as the Police Report into the Tamweel Tower Fire!
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Default Re: Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

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That sounds almost as convincing as the Police Report into the Tamweel Tower Fire!
*Muttley-like snigger!*
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Default Re: Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

There is less corruption in UAE than in Spain and Italy? Wonder how much they had to pay for that result!
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Default Re: Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

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There is less corruption in UAE than in Spain and Italy? Wonder how much they had to pay for that result!
Don't know about Spain but probably a fair cop here
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There is less corruption in UAE than in Spain and Italy? Wonder how much they had to pay for that result!
Transparency International is a proper organisation. On top of that, my own perception is such that I sincerely doubt that the UAE public sector has any significant level of corruption.

Having said that, anecdotal evidence doesn't seem to support Spain's position at 30, Japan at 17 is risible, Italy at 72 seems about right, I'm surprised that India isn't lower than 94 (it ought to be off the scale), and Iraq at 169 is scary (because of its strategic business importance).
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Default Re: Qatar the 'Least corrupt' Arab country (Equal with UAE)

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Transparency International is a proper organisation. On top of that, my own perception is such that I sincerely doubt that the UAE public sector has any significant level of corruption.

Having said that, anecdotal evidence doesn't seem to support Spain's position at 30, Japan at 17 is risible, Italy at 72 seems about right, I'm surprised that India isn't lower than 94 (it ought to be off the scale), and Iraq at 169 is scary (because of its strategic business importance).
My take on it is that these surveys are inaccurate at best. But, such inaccuracy is equally applied and therefore the tend is probably about right.

UAE / Gulf is actually quite clean although I'm a bit surprised Oman is so low on a relative basis. The rest do not surprise me at all really -- it depresses me more though -- out of 13 countries in my 'region', 9 of them fall in the bottom 1/3.
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