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

PNG:

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.

https://postcourier.com.pg/corruption-biggest-threat-skills-training/

 

FIJI:

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.

https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/02/14/fiji-independent-commission-against-corruption-granted-time-in-shameem-khan-case/

 

TONGA:

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

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/383536/tonga-ombudsman-investigating-public-enterprises

 

COOK ISLANDS:

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.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/383423/cooks-hagai-appointment-awaiting-police-investigation-outcome

 

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

Annika Wythes, Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser, UNODC, annika.wythes@un.org

Mihaela Stojkoska, Anti-Corruption Specialist - Pacific, UNDP, mihaela.stojkoska@undp.org

Maria Lee, Peace & Development Administrative Assistant, UNDP/UNODC, maria.lee@undp.org

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