Thursday, September 29, 2011

Secrecy bill could scare off investors - King

Secrecy bill could scare off investors - King
Nastasya Tay
Former Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Mervyn King on Thursday said the Protection of Information Bill could scare off foreign investors and could result in capital flooding out of the country.

He said the proposed legislation is a threat to freedom of expression and has been giving the country a bad name abroad.

Judge King said we cannot attract investors if we have this bad publicity.

He also said there are corrupt dealings that have been made public.

The bill has been the centre of controversy, with opposing groups suggesting that it will allow corruption to continue.

(Edited Tshepiso Moche)

( MSN )

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