Kubis on Forensic Audit: Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

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UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis said Lebanon’s parliament vote in favor of a sweeping financial audit of the state institutions can only be judged when it is genuinely put into implementation.

“A strong political signal from the parliament, endorsing a broad forensic audit,” said Kubis, adding “the proof of the pudding is in the eating and it starts with the first bite.”

Media reports on Saturday voiced doubts about the actual intention of political leaders in Lebanon to implement the audit, which if conducted, would reveal the extent of their involvement in corruption.

Lebanon's parliament voted Friday in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions, a week after a consultancy firm terminated its contract to audit the central bank over missing data.