Fighting corruption in Iraq and Saudi Arabia .. Warnings of "loyalty reward"
The British newspaper A reported on Saturday that the anti-corruption campaigns were being used to reward a new network of loyalists to replace those targeted in the campaign.
The newspaper published an article by Patrick Cockburn entitled "Saudi Arabia's campaign against corruption is doomed to failure."
The arrests of some 200 princes, businessmen, ministers and officials will only take these detainees as a scapegoat for others to continue the cycle of corruption, said Cockburn.
He added that business owners who are keen to continue their activities in the usual way will be prepared to pay more to maintain the status quo.
He pointed out that the follow-up led to the fact that corruption is rooted in particular in the oil-rich state and in the big institutions.
Mr Cockburn said his experience with "anti-corruption" slogans in other countries, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, had been used to reward a new network of loyalists to replace those targeted in the campaign.
The writer expected that the campaign in the coming period to have a strong impact on the work and activities in the country where it is expected that government employees will stop the conduct of business and the signing of papers in all forms for fear of accountability.