Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Post Tsunami Corruption in Sri Lanka

How's this for compassion and mercy? Sri Lankan officials are making Oxfam, an aide agency, pay a 300% import tax amounting to one million dollars on vehicles that have been imported to transport reconstruction supplies to devastated areas that can't be reached with less hardy vehicles.

This is to prevent "market distortions" in a country that doesn't produce even ONE type of automobile or truck.

How much you wanna bet all that money is greasing gov't representatives hands instead of being used to rebuild the country?

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