CAC-KPK Formalized Bilateral Cooperation

IMG_9662Jakarta – Commissioner Adérito Tilman represents Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC) of Timor-Leste (TL) and Chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of Indonesia Abraham Samad signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at KPK office in Jakarta on Friday (31/10) afternoon.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by high level officials of both anti-corruption agencies; Deputy Commissioner of CAC Manuel Bucar, Chief Deputy KPK Adnan Pandu Praja, representatives of GIZ and Timor-Leste ambassador to Indonesia, Lisualdo Gaspar.

The objective of MoU is to establish and strengthening cooperation between the Parties and to develop, promote, and increase the institutional capacity of the Parties to jointly prevent and combat corruption.

The MoU recognizes the importance of the principles of sovereignty, equity, mutual respect and mutual benefit pursuant to the prevailing laws and regulations, administrative systems, inherent rights of national sovereignty and compliant to international agreement of the Parties’ respective States involved including United Nations Conventions against Corruption (UNCAC) and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).

Areas of cooperation defined by the MoU, including sharing and exchanging studies, research, information on anti-corruption preventive measures such as community education and anti-corruption awareness raising campaigns, training, and other cooperative activities as may be decided by the Parties as and when deemed necessary.

“The MOU signed here today will help provide us with a committed approach to work more closely together and allow us to reach our common goal in the fight against a chronically disease called corruption”. Said Commissioner Tilman.

The MoU also includes important points such as; conduct training to both anti-corruption agencies integrity officers, sharing of operational skills, sharing of information and data for criminal investigation, prosecution and Mutual Legal Assistant (MLA).

The MoU will give a space to both institutions officials to participate in forum, convention, conference; workshops on prevention and investigation and mutual legal assistant, extradition, and assets tracking.

 “This MoU is important for our fellow anti-corruption institutions in the world to ensure that our effort to eradicate corruption is collective efforts. Therefore, I look forward to future cooperation that has existed between the KPK of Indonesia and Timor-Leste’s CAC intensified,” said chief of KPK, Abraham Samad. (*)

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