06 November 2010

Traffic police commander concerned about allegation of bribery

Radio Timor-Leste, November 5, 2010 language source: Tetun - Traffic Police Commander, Antonio Lourenco Soares said he was concerned about allegations made by some of the MPs in the Parliament saying that some traffic police officers were suspected ofengaging in bribery.

Commander Soares affirmed that such allegations would be acceptable to him if the MPs are objective by presenting facts which could prove that his officers are really engaged in the case.

Soares stressed that the MPs have accused his officers of collecting money illegally from motorists and passengers.

Soares also said they would accept any criticism from the MPs, but it had to be constructive one, so that the police could make a self-improvement in future.

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