Posted by : Posted on : 29-Jul-2018

Whistleblowers Bill tabled in SI Parliament

Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 28 July 2018

“PRIME Minister, Rick Hou, tabled the Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2016 in Parliament on Monday to protect people who come forward with information about conduct that may create corruption, and they who cooperate with investigations into corruption.

“The Bill also covers people who reports cases of maladministration and misconduct in office.

“Mr Hou said it is no coincidence that this Bill has been brought for enactment together with the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017.

“Indeed, the Whistleblowers Protection Bill is expected to contribute significantly to the effectiveness of the proposed Anti-Corruption law.

“The successful prosecution of cases relating to bribery, abuse of office for private gain and other corruption related offences would depend to a large extent on the willingness of witnesses to cooperate with investigation authorities,” he said.”

Copyright @ 2018, Solomon Star news.


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