15 Jul 2011

UN selects Fiji to review East Timor's compliance on corruption

9:36 am on 15 July 2011

Fiji's attorney general says his country has been selected by the United Nations to review East Timor and its compliance with provisions under the UN Convention Against Corruption.

This follows Fiji's own review by the United States of America and Bangladesh earlier this week.

Fiji Live reports the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has described the UN's selection as a milestone that sends another signal to the international community that the Bainimarama government is committed to eradicating systematic corruption.

A delegation from the US and Bangladesh, together with members of the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime Secretariat, has been in Fiji since Monday.