Fighting corruption in Muslim countries
Akhbar Satar | 29 Mar 2019 00:30
On Jan 29, Transparency International Malaysia, the global anti-corruption coalition, released its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) that drew on 13 surveys and expert assessments measuring the perceived level of corruption of public sectors in 180 countries and territories in the world.

It is interesting to note the trend in fighting corruption in Muslim and Muslim-majority countries. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the “cleanest” Muslim country based on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published by Transparency International (TI). Denmark is in the top spot with 88 points while New Zealand ranks second with 87 points.

Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland share third spot with 85 points, making them among the top six countries in the index list. Amongst the criteria used to determine rankings are the robust rule of law, independent oversight institutions and a broad societal consensus against the misuse of public office and resources for private interests.

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.

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