Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (2 March 2019): PNG, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands


Corruption Biggest Threat to Skills Training.  A skills trainer has singled out corruption as the biggest threat affecting proper and quality training of artisans, trades persons and all manual workers for Papua New Guinea’s workforce.



Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption Granted Time in Shameem Khan Case.  He is charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of general dishonesty causing a loss and appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash.



Tonga ombudsman investigating public enterprises. Tonga's ombudsman has announced an inquiry into allegations of poor administration by the boards of public enterprises.



Cooks' Hagai appointment awaiting police investigation outcome. The Cook Islands deputy prime minister Mark Brown says Toka Hagai will not be appointed to a ministerial post until he is cleared by the police.


To know more about the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project please contact the team members:

Annika Wythes, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, UNODC,

Mihaela Stojkoska, Anti-Corruption Specialist - Pacific, UNDP,

Maria Lee, Peace & Development Administrative Assistant, UNDP/UNODC,

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