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The serious issue of corruption
Akhbar Satar | 01 Sep 2017 00:30
Early this year, anti-graft agency Transparency International (TI) released its World Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 results. The CPI ranks 176 countries by their perceived levels of corruption. It is interesting to note the trend in fighting corruption in Muslim and Muslim majority countries. Currently United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the “cleanest” Muslim country in the fight against corruption based on the CPI 2016 published) TI.

A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries in the index - the smaller the number of the rank the less corrupt a country is perceived to be.

A country’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Thus, the countries with higher scores will rank much higher in position (as being less corrupt) compared to the lower score countries.

The 2016 CPI results clearly shows there is no Muslim country ranked in the top 20 (of being least corrupt) out of the 176 countries surveyed. However, UAE took the 24th place out of 176 nations with the score of 66/100, topping all the Muslim countries.

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