Friday, March 11, 2011

Somare health scare at PNG hearing


The health of Papua New Guinea's elderly Prime Minister has caused a commotion at a tribunal investigating allegations of official misconduct.
A breathless Sir Michael Somare arrived late to the leadership tribunal that is hearing allegations he failed to properly lodge several years financial returns.

After he took a few doses from an asthma puffer, the 74-year-old's head rolled back and he appeared to be on the verge of fainting.

His daughter and official spokeswoman Betha Somare gasped audibly and rushed to his side.

The proceedings came to a halt as several other people crowded around the elderly statesman.

But after a few sips of water Sir Michael laughed off their concerns and told the tribunal he was fit to continue.

The tribunal has been adjourned until Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:08 AM

    Haha..years and months delay are cutting down to minutes and seconds delays..what else after this??