Workshop to Fight Corruption

On 18 January 2011, the Bahrain Transparency Society organized a workshop to discuss the Annual Audit Report published by the National Audit Court (NAC). The report revealed that there were legal violations and waste of public money. The Deputy Secretary-General of the Progressive Democratic Forum , Abdul-Nabi Salman criticized the performance of Parliament in combating corruption and believed that the Government should demonstrate its ability to combat corruption. He stressed that the House of Representatives has the ability to monitor corruption and combat it if they chose to do so. He also said that the report has shocked public opinion and State institutions, which have failed to prosecute any official. Salman also noted that 45% of the ministries and authorities have failed to present reports and cooperate with the NAC. Also, 32% of the ministries and authorities evade the NAC and provide misleading information.