During this week’s edition of the Mouatine Al Yawm show, broadcast by Medi1 Tv, the Moroccan Minister of Justice, Mustapha Ramid, said that two parliamentarians in the House of Representatives, belonging to Al-Istiqlal party are involved in corruption cases and that “they did not show up in court when they were summoned.”
The revelation was made during the said show following Habib Talabi, an Al-Istiqlal official, lauding of critics Ramid and his party for their lack of efforts when “it comes to fighting corruption and handling corruption cases.”
The Minister answered back the critics using the “He whose house is made out of glass, shouldn’t throw stones at people” strategy before wondering why the Al-Istiqlal party had not sanctioned the said parliamentarians, especially that they are “trying to escape justice when not showing up at the court whenever summoned.”
Ramid concluded saying that Morocco advanced by 8 places in the last transparency report on corruption, even though stressing that he is “not satisfied with that position and that more has to be done,” before affirming that Morocco will witness in 2015 the creation of a crime observatory whose mission is to fight corruption.
The Moroccan Times.