Four investigators of the Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) completed a USAID Timor-Leste-sponsored training course on financial crime early last week in St. Paul Training Center, Comoro Dili. The four-days technical training course was held every Friday and attended by more than 15 participants from four district courts in Timor-Leste (Dili, Suai, Baucau and Oecussi), most of them were district prosecutors, National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL), Central Bank, Inspector General Office and CAC investigators.
The financial investigating training course introduced different technical skills on how to analyze checking accounts, review banking accounts, document wire transactions, develop investigative leads and organize evidence under investigative procedures and Timor-Leste law.
According to one of the CAC trainees that the course helped open up their horizons and enhanced their knowledge on issues related to financial fraud. The knowledge will assist them to carry out financial crime-related investigation more effectively. Besides enhancing technical skills, the training course aimed at building community of practice among relevant stakeholders.
Skills development is one of the CAC’s priority programs to strengthen its staff’s technical knowledge. The two-years old Office is keen to promote and equip the Institution with qualified and professional staff who can deliver expected results. Currently CAC is undergoing English training course for its staff aiming at language skills development. The first batch of the course completed early this year.