Cross posted from Transparency International’s website.
December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. It is a day when people around the world raise their voice against the abuse of power for private gain.
The Corruption Perceptions Index 2013, in which two-thirds of countries score less than 50, offers a warning that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage societies around the world. They will continue to do so as long as corruption pays off for the corrupt.
From the business executive who helps a corrupt official hide a bribe in an offshore bank out of authorities’ reach, to the judge who stops a politician’s case coming to court, there are too many fraudulent cases that are not investigated and too many legislative loopholes that need to be addressed.