Numerous applicants from different countries had expressed interest and applied for the Special Prosecutor position, a post that has been vacant for around three months after former Special Prosecutor Steven Killelea has resigned.

In an interview with Island Times on Wednesday, Press Secretary Olkeriil Kazuo said that President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. is currently reviewing the applications and is looking for a candidate with strong commitment to complete the full term.

“Since the announcement of the vacancy, it’s reached so many parts of the world. Even [people] from United States [are] applying for that,” Kazuo said.

Kazuo also said that the President really hopes to get commitment from whomever gets the position as the last two special prosecutors had resigned midterm.

Announcement for the position had been posted on the Prosecutor Council boards, Public Service Attorney Job boards, and the U.S. National District Attorneys Association announcement board.

The Special Prosecutor is appointed by the President which will be confirmed by the Senate and once hired, the Special Prosecutor is expected to serve a term of five years. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)