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Kuwaiti corruption clamp-down

The authorities have been showing signs of clamping down on excesses by those in power – always a key theme in Kuwaiti politics where a series of high-profile corruption cases in the past few years involving the highest-level civil servants and business elite have been intended to show opposition politicians and a sceptical public that business corruption is under control. New boundaries are being set, not least with the late June conviction (in absentia) of former Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) head Fahad Al-Rajaan and his wife Muna Al-Wazzan.

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