Syria Seizes Former Deputy PM's Assets
Syrian authorities, cracking down on corrupt officials, have seized the assets of former deputy prime minister for economic affairs Salim Yassin, the ruling party's Al-Baath newspaper said Monday.
The ruling affects the financial and property assets of Yassin, his wife and his chidren, Al-Baath said.
Similar action has also been taken against former transport minister Mufid Abdel Karim, who was put in detention a week ago as part of a corruption investigation, the newspaper said Sunday.
Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa Miro vowed when he took office in March to "modernize the administration."
Miro's long-serving predecessor, Mahmoud Zu’bi, committed suicide on May 21st while awaiting trial over alleged corruption – DAMASCUS (AFP)
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