The Malta Independent 3 August 2021, Tuesday

President’s office urges anyone with proof of corruption to report it to the police

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 16:55 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Office of the President has urged anyone with proof of corruption related to the same office to report it to the police.

The OPR was was reacting to the Global Corruption Barometer released today by Transparency International.

2% of respondents said they believe all or most officials in the President’s office are corrupt.

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The Office of the President “invited” all those who had expressed such beliefs to come forward and report any proof of corruption they might have to the police.

The corruption barometer also found that 4% of Maltese paid bribes in exchange for public services, while 33% used their personal connections to the same end.

28% of respondents said they believe corruption has increased in the previous 12 months. 24% said it decreased, 39% said it stayed the same and 9% said they didn't know.

Only 35% believe they can report corruption without fear of retaliation, with 56% responding 'no' and 9% saying they don't know.

However, 56% believe the government is doing a good job at fighting corruption. 39% said it was doing a bad job and 5% said they don't know.

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