16 Mar 2006

Solomons MP Sasako fined for extramarital affair

4:16 pm on 16 March 2006

The Leadership Code Commission in Solomon Islands has fined MP Alfred Sasako 270 US dollars for breaching the leadership code.

The Chairman of the Leadership Code Commission, Emanuel Kouhata, has told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Coirporation that it found Mr Sasako had demeaned his office by having an extra-marital affair.

Mr Kouhata says the leadership code requires all public leaders to conduct themselves in a respectable manner compatible with the status and integrity of the position.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's ambassador to Solomon Islands, Antonio Chen, says Mr Sasako's allegations that the embassy is helping a rival candidate is ridiculous..