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No appeasement with corruption, no cabinet reshuffle, Egypt’s PM says

The statements come after the arrest of outgoing agriculture minister on corruption charges.

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Sep 2015
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab (Reuters)
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Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Monday that the cabinet has said from its first day it would fight all forms of corruption and tolerate none, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Mahlab added in remarks to reporters that there are no current consultations to make changes in the new Cabinet.

The prime minister added that "no one is above legal accountability."

Mahlab’s statements come after speculations of a cabinet reshuffle following media reports other ministers might also face corruption charges.

Egypt's prosecution had issued a statement on Monday naming other defendants involved in Helal's corruption case, including former head of the office of the minister of agriculture office Mohy El-Din Mohamed and two others.

The Prime minister has left Egypt to Tunisia on Tuesday  to attend a meeting on Joint cooperation between the two countries.

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