|Alberto Carlos with former PR Ramos Horta
Alberto Carlos is the only member of the any current or previous Timorese governments to ever make public comprehensive declaration of personal assets.
In 2010 he came into office with approximately 65,000USD cash and some property - this newspaper reported on his earlier declarations of personal assets.. He has left office with approximately $66,000 cash and property - same as in 2010. It would appear as though Mr. Carlos did not abuse his office for personal financial gain.
In a country where public officials are regularly using pubic funds and public office for personal benefit the standard being set by Senhor Alberto is both brave, and encouraging. What is less encouraging is that despite thousands upon thousands of hours and words spoken on anti-corruption made by the Govt and KAK and the Opposition, no one else in Timor-Leste has made such a real and practicial effort as this hero of anti-corruption efforts in Timor-Leste.
During the Indonesian occupation we had our resistance heroes. During peacetime and nationabuilsing time we need our heroes of clean government - Mr. Carlos has set standard for the rest to follow and improve on.
Tempo Semanal has obtained a copy of the declaration of personal assets made by outgoing Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Albeeto Carlos on 8 August 2012 - yesterday. It is witnessed as being a true statement / declaration by Antonio Goncalves - a Judge at Dili District Court.
2012 Declaration of Personal Assets Vice Minister Alberto Carlos
|Aug 2012 Declaration of Personal Assets Page 1
|July 2011 Declaration of Personal Assets Page 1
|July 2011 Declaration of Personal Assets Page 2
2010 Declaration of Personal Assets Vice Minister Alberto Carlos
Morever, when Vice Minister Carlos was sworn into office in 2010, he provided his first declaration of assets. When comparing the declaration on day he entered office with the day he left office it appears as though he has not increased his personal wealth more than a 1 or 2 thousands dollars.