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TI says Taiwan should stop giving ‘loose change’to Solomon Islands

Transparency International says Taiwan should stop giving ‘loose cash’ to Solomon Islands parliamentarians.

The political watchdog group says the funding is contributing to instability, reports Radio New Zealand.

The chairman of Transparency International in Solomon Islands Bob Pollard says Taiwan has acknowledged its aid is being abused but significant changes it made last year have so far been ineffective.

“I certainly hope Taiwan takes note of this and changes their ways. It’s a bit of a Machiavellian situation where they’ve given their funds and it’s helped bring down a corrupt government.”

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philp was this week unseated from office. He’s been investigated for alleged misuse of Taiwanese funds.

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