Egyptian laws encourage corruption, says chief prosecutor

Taymour Mostafa, head of the Egypt's administrative prosecution, said the Egyptian laws must be reconsidered as they encourage  corruption. “They were put in place to protect certain individuals,” he said, pointing to the law on monopolies in particular.

“The bad laws did not allow supervisory bodies to bring violators to account,” Mostafa said, speaking at a symposium by the Canada-Egypt Business Council on Tuesday.

He said he had received more than 6,000 complaints since the 25 January Revolution.

Mostafa also said that, according to Transparency International, Egyptians transferred US$8.3 billion out of the country in 2010, ranking Egypt the third in Africa in terms of sending money abroad.

“But I expect an improvement in our ranking since many cases of corruption have been opened since the revolution,” he said.

He added that corruption in Egypt included seizing state-owned land and nepotism, even within the judiciary.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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