Dili – Tuesday (10/7), The Anti-Corruption Commissioner Adérito Pinto Tilman, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Manuel Bucar Corte-Real, presented the Commission’s 2017 Annual Report to the National Parliament. Directors and staff were also present.
The 2017 Annual Report, which spans 109 pages, is the fourth report and marks the end of the Second Mandate of Commissioner Tilman on latest this weekend 15 July 2018.
Commissioner Tilman has sent an official letter to Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak and President of National Parliament, Mr. Arão Noe Aramal, nominate a new Commissioner. Commissioner Tilman will continue his service as a prosecutor after terminated his mandate as Commissioner of CAC.
The Second Mandate of Commissioner CAC Tilman replaced previous Commissioner Adérito de Jesus Soares lead new establishment institution CAC in the fight against corruption on 15th of July 2014 together with two deputy commissioners Manuel Bucar and Rui Pereira dos Santos.
With high expectations from the community, CAC has been successful in a number of investigation cases and implementing educational outreach programs. This has included conducting workshops, conferences, and meetings that have involved thousands of students, community leaders, religious leaders and civil servants in every municipality.
Under Commissioner Tilman, CAC has: Investigated four high-level government officials accused of corruption, receiving dispatch orders from the Prosecutor-General’s office for 117 dispatches of which CAC investigated and completed a reports and filed them out to Public Prosecutor’s office.
Types of crimes that have been identified during Second Mandate of Commissioner are; abuse of power, participation in economic and commerce, embezzlement, miss-administration and falsification of documents.
Held more than 100 town hall meetings across every municipality as part of our education campaign. Completed a number of landmark technical reports, including a country-wide corruption perception monitor and a public service integrity survey.
Despite a number of challenges encountered, under Commissioner Tilman, the leadership of CAC has established an effective and strong network with its stakeholders in Timor-Leste, including the Government, the National Parliament, media, and civil society organizations.
During four-years mandate, Commissioner Tilman together with other two deputy commissioners also successfully maintained a strong network with international anti-corruption organizations in other countries, such as UNODC (United Nations Organization of Drugs and Crime), UNDP (United Nation Development Programme), USA Embassy in Timor-Leste, Comissariado Contra a Corrupção (CCAC) Macau, The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Hong Kong, Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) Singapore. Signed two important MoU with Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Malaysia and Indonesian KPK (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi).
The government is now in the process of discussion and appointing a new name of incoming Commissioner to National Parliament to ensure the Commission meets its 2020 objectives during its third mandate. (*)