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FCC: Fear of New Institutional Crises Looms



FCC: Fear of New Institutional Crises Looms
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The fear of new institutional crises hangs over the Financial Crimes Commission (FCC) in Mauritius.

The recently passed bill, aimed at combating corruption and financial crimes, has raised concerns among observers and legal experts.

During a parliamentary session, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth sought to diminish the power of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by arguing that the authority to prosecute is not solely reserved for the DPP.

However, critics argue that this undermines the role of the DPP and could lead to new institutional conflicts.

Former judge Vinod Boolell highlights the lack of communication between the FCC and the DPP, with the DPP only becoming aware of investigations when they reach court.

Additionally, opposition leader Navin Ramgoolam raised concerns that the FCC may be used to dismiss ongoing investigations against government officials.

The timing and urgency of the bill’s presentation also raised suspicions.

Source: Defi Media

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