5 Jun 2007

Papua sets up anti-graft body

5:37 am on 5 June 2007

The provincial administration in Indonesia's Papua province has set up a body to prevent corruption and prosecute those involved in the practice.

Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu says the new body will coordinate action by law enforcement agencies following up on cases investigated by the Development Finance Comptroller, or on reports filed by the public.

The Governor will act as an adviser to the forum, the deputy governor will be on the board of executives and the provincial police chief will head the new body.

Mr Suebu says that instead of wasting energy chasing corruption offenders, they must make an effort to minimise the number of offenders.

The forum will also set up facilities to allow members of the public to send in reports of alleged corruption.