Siemens ,the German telecommunication is facing a huge financial scandal. It turned out that this scandal could the largest Corporate bribes for business for ever in the world. Oh yes Siemens used to bribe officials from around the world in order to build the telecommunication infrastructure in their countries.
It is a very big scandal and currently Siemens and its executives are standing in front of the court in Germany.
Reinhard Siekaczek , former executive was the first ex-employee to go on trial , what he said in front of the court according to international press can pave the way to question other high rank managers in the giant company.
The man described in details what he was doing in order to win bids and contracts from giving multi millions bribes in Countries whether in the third world or the first world “The U.S was included and this is why the American press is covering the trial”.
The examples he gave were : Vietnam, Indonesia , Greece, U.S,Saudi Arabia and .. Egypt .
Oh Yes our Egypt , Siemens AG has bribed our officials , of course I am not surprised nor my Egyptian readers are surprised , we are all know that multi-national companies bribe third world countries to win bids and contracts and get facilities.
But what surprises me is the total ignore to this case in the media.
In respectable countries , there should be an independent investigation led by the General prosecutor and supervised by the Parliament .
Bribery is an act criminalized by the Egyptian law and thus in a perfect world every person whether small employee or minister who took one single penny from Siemens in this scandal should be punished.
Again this is in a Perfect world.
I do not know why I remember the famous Egyptian Proverb.
“Oh Departed one , your scandals are too many"