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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Aderito de Jesus Soares: East Timor's anti-graft chief rejects concerns over position

ANN(8/2/10) "East Timor's new anti-corruption chieft, Aderito de Jesus Soares has rejected concerns of oposition party and National NGO's that his position will have no real power to deal with corruption at a high level" [Reuters]

Aderito Soares says he's aiming for generational change as well as prosecutions in court to tackle the crippling problem of graft in East Timor.

Several Opposition politicians and non-government organisations have voiced concern the Commission will not be able to pursue high-ranking officials accused of corruption.

Mr Soares has told Radio Australia he understands the concerns and the expectations placed on the Anti-Corruption Commission."

There are a great expectation at the moment on the ground, you know from the public, and these things have to managed in a very prudent way," he said.

"This is really the challenge and the art of the Commission, and I can't promise, but I'm optimistic that the Commission can do something differently on the ground."

Read more other latest headline on corruption: Australia Network News

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