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Anti-corruption body refers health official, others to prosecution on corruption charges
August 26, 2018, 1:14 pm

 The Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) referred Sunday a former senior Ministry of Health official and others to the public prosecution on charges of corruption. Dr. Mohammad Bouzuber, Nazaha's Assistant Secretary General for Investigations and official spokesman, told KUNA that the suspect and others were allegedly involved in a shady transaction regarding the import of heartbeat regulators.

The suspect abused the ministry's purchase procedures and made a direct deal with a local supplier, importing the devices in exchange with unlawful commission, said Dr. Bouzuber. He indicated that the action taken against the violators was within article 1/1993 of the law concerning the protection of public wealth. He affirmed that Nazaha would continue to gather evidence and witnesses' account to add to the case against the suspects.

Nazaha, an independent authority, was established according to Law 2/2016, in response to the requirements stipulated by the UN anti-corruption convention. It advocates transparency and integrity in economic and administrative tasks for sake of securing rational management of states' financial resources and assets.

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