|Does WHO think it can override the sovereignty of member countries?|
Puchong, 26 Oct: NOT all is well at the World Health Organisation, it would seem.The public health arm of the United Nations has seen incidents of reported fraud rose by 20 per cent last year. Allegations of rampant corruption, blatant cronyism and sheer extravagance are causing real concern.Sensationally, the world body has also "blacklisted" the Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organisation, from key meetings.Some cynics are quick to blame internal rivalry for WHO's predicaments but that would be missing the point. A country like Malaysia, which is a member of WHO, stands to lose. One has just to look back at what happened to FIFA recently to be convinced that if nothing is done the same fate awaits WHO.In the case of the world football governing body, half of its 24 Executive Committee members were charged with serious improprieties stemming from bribes, illegal ticket sales, match-fixing, and World Cup hosting.
Read Tip of the Iceberg: The role of the banks in FIFA story, by Global Witness.