20 September 2011

Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture ready to appear in court on corruption allegations

East Timor Legal News 20/09/2011 Source: Suara Timor Lorosae September 9, 2011 language source: Tetun - Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture Mariano Asanami Sabino said he is ready to appear in the court to testify regarding corruption allegations against him.

'I am ready to appear in the court when I receive a summons from the court or the Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK). I have not received any summon from the court so far," Asanami said.

Asanami said the principle of the Democratic Party (PD) is law and justice enforcement therefore all the people who are alleged to have committed criminal acts should be held accountable in the court so that they can be responsible for their attitude.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (KAK) Commissary Aderito de Jesus Soares refused to comment over the Government officials' engagement in corruption saying it is confidential.

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