Joint Press Communique on the “Mauritius Leaks”
Joint Communique by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, the Financial Services Commission, and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius on the “Mauritius Leaks”
Reference is made to the various articles on Mauritius published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on the 23rd of July 2019, in the so-called “Mauritius Leaks”.
The Government of Mauritius has taken cognizance of the information averred by the ICIJ in the articles, which were illegally obtained and tampered with, and of the allegations which are of a serious and malicious nature, and factually incorrect.
It is noteworthy that a criminal investigation is currently being conducted after the police has received complaints that the IT systems of a corporate service provider has been illegally intruded and breached.
The ICIJ has, all throughout its articles, clearly stated that “offshore companies and trusts have
legitimate uses,” and that “we do not intend to suggest or imply that the people or companies or
other entities…have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly”.