Egypt confiscates ex-information minister's assets

10:11, April 19, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Egypt's Ministry of Justice on Monday ordered to confiscate former Information Minister Anas el- Fekki's fixed, liquidated assests and real estates, state media reported.

El-Fekki's secret accounts inside and outside Egypt has been ordered to be revealed, official MENA agency quoted assistant minister of justice for illicit gains authority Assem el-Gohary as saying.

The former minister was detained in February for investigations on suspicion of profiteering and wasting public funds and gaining wealth that does not match his income as a minister.

Initial investigations showed el-Fekki asked for 36 million Egyptian pounds (6 million U.S. dollars) from the finance ministry to fund the media campaigns for parliamentary elections and also to promote the achievements made during Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Wave of questionings and investigations on corruption have swept Egypt after the massive protests erupted for 18 days to force the whole former regime to step down.

Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons were detained to be questioned over using violence against anti-Mubarak protesters and misusing their power and the public funds for their own interests.

El-Fekki was appointed as the minister of youth in 2004 and minister of information in 2005 in Ahmad Nazif's cabinet until he resigned on Feb. 12, one day after Mubarak's step down.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
 
Japan in aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
April 14   BRICS nations can be anchor of global economy, politics
 
April 13   China launches assault on child kidnapping
April 12   China's coastal seas unaffected by Japan's radioactive water
April 11   US has serious human rights abuses: China
April 16   The week in pictures
April 11   PM Kan offers thanks for 'Kizuna' on People's Daily
April 13   Stable BRICS nations prop up world development
April 13   US should stop acting like 'preacher' of human rights
April 15   GDP rises 9.7% in Q1, inflation surges too
April 14   Auditor lady's sudden death sparks overwork debate
 
     
 
 

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
  • Focus On China
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Cherry blossoms in full bloom in quake-devastated aera
  • Activists call for seed rights in Belgium
  • Beautiful ladyboys shine at beauty pageant in Bangkok
  • Doha debates on Libya go on
  • Eason Chan dances for fans in C China
  • People protest against government taxation in Chicago
Hot Forum Dicussion