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Officials vs. Corruption in Uzbekistan: Bees vs. Honey?

The same day Transparency International issued its annual Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 (CPI) that ranks countries/territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be, and where Uzbekistan is in a group of six most corrupted countries — Uzbek State Property Committee and Prosecutor General’s office hosted a seminar dedicated to UN’s Convention Against Corruption: realities and challenges of its implementation in Uzbekistan.

OSCE, which is one of the main financial supporters of this sort of nominal events, was also represented by a guy, who talked about general situation with corruption in the world.

One of the main points of the State Property Committee was that a Plan of Action and Code of Conduct was elaborated to fight corruption in Uzbekistan.

To me, the results of a poll on Olam.uz web site “What measures do you propose to take towards currupted [officials]?” impressed me more than useless statements of officials during the seminar.

Among proposals to fight corruption, poll participants mentioned some more or less effective actions towards those who was caught in corruption:

- Deprive from work with governmental agencies;

- Significantly reduce their pensions, completely remove civil service retirement allowances (and consider the whole career criminal);

- Confiscate private property that excesses a legally obtained income;

- Confiscate property of the closest relatives, whose income excesses a legally obtained income.

Majority of the readers are sceptical about the official event hosted by state agencies.

man_77 13:23, December 1, 2011:

“I think this all will remain on paper …”

Anonimous, 12:17, December 1, 2011:

“Bees vs. Honey? Very funny”

From Chil, 13:19, December 1, 2011:

“[...] It’s probably late. There is a whole generation, which does not imagine that there is another way of living.”

_Jirinovskiy_, 22:25, December 1, 2011:

“So, how did they call that seminar fairy tale? :)”

fact, 12:29:

“While corruptioners teach the youth, nothing is going to hapen. There is a need of a normal civic position. There is a need for mechanisms that ban those who survive because they avoid laws from good position.”

Anonimous, 09:09:

“There will a result if they start this from kidergartens (schools, colleges, universities, etcetera) — total liquidation of bribes. There is no other way because this all formates in the minds of people from a very childhood.”

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  • Justin says:

    Corruption in Uzbekistan is systematic and endemic. It has become such a way of life that it is considered normal and acceptable. If a serious start were made today to eradicate corruption and the present way of life it would take another 21 years to bring things to a normal civilised and acceptable level living and of democratic just governance.
    PS SNB you can find whom I am if you look very hard.


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