NEED FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION TO DEAL WITH CORRUPTION: JUDGE

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

High Court Judge Stephen Pallaras says Solomon Islands urgently needs an independent Commission to address the corruption pervading the country.

Justice Pallaras, who has been vocal about issues affecting the country, told SIBC News today corruption is affecting every aspect of life in Solomon Islands.

He says the country urgently needs an independent Commission to address the issue.

“There are corrupt politicians, there are corrupt businessmen, there are corrupt Police officers. There are allegations of corruption within the judiciary. Every aspect of life is tainted by corruption here. And why nobody has yet formed an ICAC, an independent Commission Against Corruption, independent of Government to root out the corruption that exists here almost universally, is beyond me.”

Justice Pallaras, known as a terror in the Courtrooms of the High Court, will be leaving the country soon to return home to Australia.

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