Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member Milorad Dodik dismissed the complaint filed against him by Transparency International BiH on Thursday for conflict of interest, noting that he “did not care what they said” and calling it an "evil intent."
TI BiH filed a complaint against Dodik with the Commission for Deciding on Conflicts of Interest because his family-owned companies are conducting business with the state, thus receiving significant budget incentives.
According to the provisions of the Law on Conflict of Interest in BiH Government Institutions, elected officials and their close relatives should not be part of the management of any private company that enters into contracts or otherwise operates with budget-funded institutions at any level of government.
Dodik accused Transparency International of “dealing with politics, and not with serious things.”
After he confirmed that his children “run certain businesses, Dodik asked:
“What? Should my children die, disappear, while Cenic's kid is sitting there?”, hinting at the Transparency International official Ivana Korajlic, daughter of business analyst Svetlana Cenic. He did not explain the reference.
He also said it was an “evil intent.”