Opposition parliamentarians said corruption has been detected in police
facilities. They said this included the recruitment and training process.
"Corruption now pervades the police academy," opposition parliamentarian
Maasouma Al Mubarak said.
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Al Mubarak and other parliamentarians have been investigating the Saad
Al Abdullah Police Academy, responsible for training new recruits. The
Interior Ministry has acknowledged that cadets bribed instructors and
officials to enter and graduate the facility, Middle East Newsline reported.
"The security services must be cleansed from this impurity,"
parliamentarian Hussein Al Huraiti said.
The parliamentarians asserted that the corruption marked a national
security threat. They said the bribery, graft and other improprieties were
harming the sheikdom's military and security forces.
The Interior Ministry said it has introduced measures to reduce police
corruption. A police official has been identified as linked to the scandal
and was transferred.
"We haven't proved that corruption, nepotism have been ongoing for a
long time in the state's official institutions," a pro-government
parliamentarian, Marzouq Al Ghanim, said.