27 March 2009

East Timor corruption fears

Australian Network News Last Updated: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:24:00 +1100 East Timor's new deputy prime minister says he expects audits of the country's government departments will uncover "a lot" of corruption.

Former governor Mario Carrasscalao was appointed as the country's second deputy prime minister last week.

He will face the task of rooting out financial mismanagement within government ministries.

He says he will pass on any relevant information he finds to the prosecutor-general's office.

"I do believe that I expect I find a lot of it,'' Mr Carrasscalao said.

"The problem is how to identify, first, the one who did that corruption? And get enough of an indication so that I can process to the court and the general prosecutor."


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