When corruption comes to life

BEIRUT: In its extreme consequence, corruption contributes to the loss of human life. We saw it in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in 2013.

Over a thousand people died, and thousands were injured when Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013. Transparency International (TI) Bangladesh stated at the time that there were few mechanisms in place to ensure that building inspectors were not bribed by owners to "overlook" faults in buildings.

Also in Norway, we have had serious corruption cases where the consequences could be fatal. In the corruption case in Teaching building Among other things, fictitious invoices were issued for maintenance and repairs of school buildings that were never carried out. It could have gone much worse.

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