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Monday, September 08, 2008

Solomon Transparency Group says it's ludicrous to suggest immunity for MPs

The Solomon Islands based transparency group says it's ludicrous to suggest the country's leaders should be immune from criminal prosecution.

The comments follow the 18 month jail sentence handed to Forests Minister Sir Allan Kemakeza, for intimidation and larceny convictions.

The Chairman of Transparency Solomon Islands, Bob Pollard, is reported as saying that it's encouraging that parliamentarians who commit crimes are being made to face justice.

Mr Pollard says there's been more MPs that are being prosecuted.

He says one thing is clear - the judicial system and the law and justice has certainly been tightened and that's a really good sign for the country to ensure that people are accountable to the law.

Source: SIBC

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