Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Being non-committal on Germany's offer to divulge the names of individuals with illegal wealth stocked away in Lichtenstein, is strike 4575968 against the UPA Government. Given our aspirations as a global power, we need to start taking our own internal policies seriously before we can expect others to take note of us. Transparency and accountability are of utmost importance and if government believes that top ranking bureaucrats and prominent industrialists will be compromised by such data, then that is possibly the best news I have heard in a long time.

This is an excellent offer on a silver platter as it goes beyond mere information sharing. It allows for us to establish a dialogue with the Germans and improve our bilateral relationship.



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