09-17-2020 02:41 PM
An expert stresses the necessity of striking the top corruption in order to besiege political money and preserve the integrity of the elections
Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya
The security expert, Muhammad al-Samarrai, confirmed, today, Thursday, that the issue of combating corruption needs political will, which seems to be present in the committee formed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, which has begun to reap its fruits.
The importance of keeping the issues of the arrest of the corrupt secret to ensure the safety of investigations.
Al-Samarrai told Al-Ikhbariya, “The committee formed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi began to reap its fruits through the arrest of a number of officials in the previous two days,” indicating that
“the corrupt influential people benefit with these measures before their knowledge so that they do not flee as it was in previous governments.”.
He explained that "this work is at the core of the interim government, which is now implementing orders to arrest the corrupt in a sudden and secret way in their homes or work, and this is what must be kept in complete secrecy for the sake of the safety of the investigation," pointing out that
"the people are waiting for the government to eliminate whales." And the big corrupt who stole billions and control of political money."
Al-Samarrai stated that, "political money has been controlling the elections for years, so its sources must be dried up to preserve the integrity of the upcoming elections, especially since the laws are strict and clear, but they need political will and not new legislation on the issue of fighting corruption, and it seems that the political will is available to Al-Kazemi's team, which is formed to strike Corrupt."
Today, Thursday, a security source confirmed the arrest of a security force for the head of the Baghdad Investment Commission, Shakir Al-Zamili, indicating that the reasons for the arrest of Al-Zamili were not known until the moment,
while a security force had arrested, during the past forty-eight hours, the former head of the Public Retirement Authority, Ahmed Al-Saadi, as part of a series of names. It was leaked, accused of corruption.