Thursday, September 11, 2008

Anti-Corruption - the Lu Olo Precedent

This is the only declaration of assets ever made public in Timor-Leste. Made by President of FRETILIN during the Presidential Election in 2007. It seems odd that a 2000 model Prado 4WD is only worth $5000 in 2007 but it is the thought that counts. Love FRETILIN or hate it - this was a step in the right direction.. Will any other politician or senior civil servant follow this example....? Recently sacked SAMES finance director Joanico Goncalves might be an interesting case.