UAE yet again proves its credentials in transparency

December 4, 2014 12:06 PM

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As a watchdog of the stumbling blocks to every country’s national interests, the Corruption Perception Index organised by Transparency International, a global coalition service against corruption, flags up the bad guys and the good in its scrutiny of 175 countries every year. A swathe of sectors such as governments, police and the bureaucracy follow the index’s findings keenly and for countries that get a clean bill of health, it is an acknowledgement of their commitment to transparency.

The UAE enjoys an enviable place on this list and this year, it has been voted as the least corrupt country in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). On a scale of 100, with 100 being the best, the UAE scored 70. For a country that is only 43 years old, this is a tremendous feat. It is a testimony...

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