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Anti-Corruption Committee Receives more Financial Disclosures; Threatens to Penalize Others

  Written By: Moneer Al-Omari ( YEMEN POST STAFF ) 
  Article Date:
November 03, 2008



Head of Financial Disclosure Sector at The Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption Mohammed Hamoud Al-Matari revealed that his authority has received about 10,000 disclosures.

Al-Matari added that the authority has issued 169 notifications to officials who failed to submit their financial disclosures after the legal period had came to an end, 90 days after receiving financial disclosure forms.

He further warned that officials who do not act seriously with the financial disclosure will be held accountable and will be penalized as per the law including removal from the public job and jail time.

However, he attributed the delay to the confusion that upsets the officials as soon as they receive the disclosure forms, especially when the official has to fill it with detailed information about his property, family and children.

Al-Matari maintained that all provided information will remain confidential and none will be allowed to look into them even those who belong to the same family, hinting that such disclosures will help make these properties above suspicion. 

Yemen is among the countries where corruption is rampant; however, there have been no trails for corrupt officials and some observers believe that corrupt officials always get promoted.