9 Nov 2017

Solomons to set up new Anti-Corruption Commission

8:36 am on 9 November 2017

A government official from the Solomon Islands says a new Anti-Corruption Commission will be established when the Anti-Corruption Bill becomes law.

Solomon Islands' prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Solomon Islands' prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: Supplied

The controversial bill has been blamed by a watchdog group for inspiring this week's no confidence vote that toppled prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

But MPs who voted against him have denied they did so over the bill.

The official Derek Futaiasi has told the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Vienna the commission would have authority and jurisdiction to investigate and refer for prosecution all corruption cases.

Mr Futaiasi said the UN was being requested to share costs with the government for some of the activities in the Solomon's National Anti-Corruption Strategy.