Syria Seizes Former Deputy PM's Assets

Published May 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

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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