Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (13 July 2019): PNG, Solomon Islands

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

PNG govt to review laws protecting whistleblowers.  Papua New Guinea's prime minister says his cabinet will review laws protecting whistleblowers.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/394060/png-govt-to-review-laws-protecting-whistleblowers

Sacked PNG police chief challenges cabinet move. Papua New Guinea's sacked police commissioner Gary Baki said despite the new government of James Marape signalling intent to crackdown on corruption, the appointment of a new police leadership was "not beneficial for good governance, transparency or accountability".

https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/393877/sacked-png-police-chief-challenges-cabinet-move

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS:

Govt urged to clean up ‘mess’.  “Whilst I am pleased to hear Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s call on government officials not to abuse powers vested on them in his 41st Independence Anniversary Speech, the call will become another political rhetoric unless he takes the necessary action to promptly deal with corrupt officials who abuse their powers for their own personal gains,” opposition leader Matthew Wale said in a statement.

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/index.php/news/national/item/21681-gov-t-urged-to-clean-up-mess

 

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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