A country must observe the rule of law if it wants to achieve economic and social progress and create a peaceful and politically stable environment for its citizens.
And in a country governed by law, there is no place for corruption it undermines the moral backbone of a country, creates discord and above all causes injustice.
This is very much the issue in Malta, which saw its ranking hit an all-time low in Transparency International’s (TI) annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published this week. The country’s standing has been continuously declining, dropping nine points since 2015.
The annual corruption perception index (CPI) of Transparency International (TI) report for 2022 gave Malta a score of 51 out of a total score of 100.
The report highlights how the recommendations from the public inquiry into the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have not yet to be implemented.
To add to that there are continued concerns for media freedom, political interference in public media, and the fight against organised crime.
And the report also reiterated that “a state of impunity persists with no convictions in cases of high-level corruption”, and more needs to be done to ensure greater independence and resourcing of the Maltese justice system to uphold the rule of law.”
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