03 March 2011

US$25 thousand missing from the Ministry of Education

East Timor Minister for Education Joao Cancio Freitas
Suara Timor Lorosa'e, February 22, 2011 language source: Tetun - MP Ilda Maria da Conceicao from Fretilin, has called on the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) to investigate the case of US $25 thousand that went missing within the Ministry of Education.

"I have heard that US $25 thousand has been lost in the Ministry of Education, particularly in the office of the Minister Joao Cancio Freitas," MP da Conceicao said.

MP da Conceicao made the statements regarding the recent rumors saying that US $25 thousand had gone missing within the office of the Ministry of Education, adding that some staff and secretaries of the Ministry of Education were alleged to be engaged in corruption. The staff of the Ministry of Education refused to comment on this issue as they have no clear information about this case.

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