Criticism of the bill protects the "central" of corruption charges


Wednesday 02 December 0.2015

It met with the efforts of the Iraqi Central Bank pass a law protecting him from accountability in corruption cases, and widespread criticism from members of parliament.

The parliamentary source, a number of members of parliament associated with previous governments supporting the proposed bill, said the source, who declined to be named, that the parliamentarians justified provide project as an attempt to keep the central bank from political pressures and attempts to blackmail carried out by the political parties.

The central, it announced last Sunday, on his quest to enact legislation that protects decision-makers in which accusations of corruption.

For his part, rejected member of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Haitham Jubouri, seeking to obtain a law protecting the Central Bank of the criticism, pointing out, in a press statement, that his committee will continue its work in the prosecution of corrupt. "We were surprised by accusations of the central bank for some critics of interfering in his work," and stressed the need to abide by the constitution and laws, and the recognition of the right of Parliament to monitor and evaluate the work of the bank, and to hold accountable those involved the loss of public money.

The Jubouri continue to parliament his work in exposing the corrupt and manipulators Bakot people, expressing surprise from the defense of the bank for a number of private banks, before returning to criticize and Agrmha amounts reached 400 billion Iraqi dinars ($ 330 million).

And noted a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee to the presence of parliamentarians and members of the committees have the right to question and investigate any suspicion or information reach them, stressing that no one is above the law, and will be all those responsible for violations accountable, without exception, especially fraud and decrease the financial and window Reserve sell the dollar.

He said parliamentarians, the former prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, was appointed one of his close associates Abdel Basset Turki governor of the Central Bank, before being changed The current prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, and set on the Keywords, who belongs to the Dawa Party (Abadi) suite instead.

In a related context, denied the Trade Bank of Iraq, the reports about his involvement out "money laundering," he said in a statement that it did not exceed the laws and customs of banking . The bank confirmed that the accusations lacked vision and legal objectivity.

And published local media, earlier, and documents indicating referral director of the Trade Bank of Iraq Hamdiya dry, to the investigation, in accordance with Article 16 of the Iraqi-money laundering law.