Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (27 July 2019): PNG, Fiji

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

Stop bribery and Corruption, says PNG PM Marape. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape wants bribery to stop in all walk of life in his country. The Prime Minister appeals to the public, company personnel, government officers and anyone to stop bribery and corruption. Mr. Marape says, he will setup special bribery and corruption unit through the Ombudsman and Police Force to fight bribery and corruption in the country. 

https://news.pngfacts.com/2019/07/stop-bribery-and-corruption-says-png-pm.html

Road-building spree in Papua New Guinea threatens environment, communities and economy.  A huge road-building scheme in Papua New Guinea could imperil some of the largest, biologically richest and culturally most diverse forests on the planet, says an international research team led by James Cook University in Australia.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-road-building-spree-papua-guinea-threatens.html

 

FIJI:

Former TLTB staff on corruption charges.  A former Finance Clerk with the iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court on corruption-related charges such as obtaining financial advantages.

https://www.fbcnews.com.fj/news/court/former-tltb-staff-on-corruption-charges/

 

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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