Donor funds designed to prevent corruption actually help it.
Recently the FRETILIN Parliamentary bench made allegations of Nepotism in the recruitment of advisers, some of whom are Australian citizens, to work in the Office of the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Finance responded by denying the allegations through a press release, Tempo Semanal has made an investigation into this case. As Agusto X. DC. Costa a university Student in Dili comment on Tempo Semanal's finding regarding to the issue as said, “Since 2000 public finance institutions have been full of international advisers from various nationalities whose salary is paid by donors. These advisers are here to assist in building these institutions as well as to peform line functions in making sure the government's budget is executed carefully.”
“However as a new nation in this new Millenium TL receives a lot of support from donors especially Australia. Australia wants to help limit and eradicate corruption in Timor-Leste, but Australian tax payers money is actually assisting to increase corruption in Timor-Leste.”
“According to the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) report Timor-Leste has a “red: record with regards to corruption.”
A Portuguese citizen named Joao Saldanha an Adviser to the MCC and now in the Minister Finance Office, together with some other Timorese, Australians and other foriegners are paid huge salaries through donors to be transparent, develop good governance and safeguard Timor-Leste's public finances. “It would seem the opposite it true. They are promoting corruption by remaining quiet when they see it in the Ministry because they do not want to speak out and lose their huge salaries.”
He then questioning futher, “ The Australian government, the Worldbank and the international community know all about the corruption because their advisers are facilitiating it, and yet they remain silent. What would Australian taxpayers think of this fraud?”
Note: Please see the below to find out how much Australian and other taxpayers are paying to help the Government of Timor-Leste hide, at best, and promote at worst, a corrupt administration of Timor-Leste finances.
More details on Tempo Semanal Edisaun 136 27 April 2009.
Selu Taxa Nain Australia Nia Osan Gasta Saugate Iha TL
Osan husi doadores sira dejeina atu prevene prevene korupsaun maibe lolos ne'e ajuda fali.
Hafoin de bankada Fretilin halo alegasaun Nepotismu iha rekrutamentu ba adviser sira mak hakna'ar an iha Ministeiru Financas ne'ebe resposta nega kmanek husi Ministra Financas liu husi ministra ninia komunikadu imprensa, Jornal Tempo Semanal tenta ba halo rasik ninia investigasaun relasiona ba alegasaun hirak ne'eba. Komenta kona ba hetan husi Tempo Semanal ne'e Agusto X. DC. Costa joven ida husi Universidade ida iha Dili hateten, “desde tinan 2000 instituisaun Financas Timor Leste nian halo nakonu ho konseleiru internasional mai husi nasionalidade oi-oin ne'ebe sira nia salariu selu ho osan doadores sira nian. Konseleiru sira ne'e mai atu tulun hari'i instituisaun ne'e hodi bele performa iha linea fungsaun maka diak atu garante exekuta orsamentu estdau ho didi'ak.”
“ Nu'uadr nasaun foun iha milenium ne'e TL hetan apoiu husi rai belun barak inklui mos Australia. Australia hakarak halakon KKN maibe parte seluk osan husi selu taxa nain Australia nian ne'e haberan liu tan KKN iha rai ne'e.”
“Tuir relatoriu MCC nian Timor Leste hetan rapor mean kona ba KKN nian.”
Cidadaun Portugues, Joao M.” Saldanha, ulun bo'ot ba MCC iha TL, ho timor oan lubun no mos ema internasional lubun bo'ot mak servisu hela iha Ministeiru Financas hetan salariu wain husi doadores sira atu bele ajuda transparencia, dezenvolve governasaun mak kmanek hodi salva guarda Timor Leste ninia administrasaun publiku. “Maibe buat ne'ebe mosu kontrariu ba lalaok ne'e. Tuir ha'u nia hare ema lubun ne'e promove dadaun korupsaun ho lian laek wainhira sira rasik hare lalaok ne'e mosu naksalak mosu iha ministeiru laran, sira lakohi koalia sai tan ba tauk lakon sira nia salariu bo'ot.”
Nia haktuir ho kestiona katak “Governu Australia, Banku Mundial ho komunidade internasional hatene barak kona korupsaun tan ba sira nia konseleiru sira maka facilita lalaok ne'e, maibe sira nafatin hanesan deit. Sai ida maka ema selu taxa nain iha Australia no nasaun sira seluk nia hanoin kona lalaok laek ne'e?”
Notte: Favor ida hare data iha okos ne'e hodi hatene katak osan hirak maka ema selu taxa nain iha Australia no nasaun sira seluk ajuda haksumik lalaok KKN iha governu Timor Leste nia laran no sei at liu tan karik sira mos promove administrasaun TL ne'ebe koruptu.
Klaru liu tan favor ida sani Tempo Semanal Edisaun 136 27 April 2009.