The Opposition yesterday called on the Somare Government to come clean on the
Opposition leader Sir Mekere Morauta made the call after
The two were high-profile and influential figures in the last government of
Sir Mekere said
“The Taiwanese clearly treat this case very seriously. Their officials were party to this dirty deal, and are now facing the consequences. Those in PNG, who are party to this deal, should be dealt with similar action.
“We cannot keep quiet and hope that this issue will go away, and people will forget. It must not be allowed to be swept under the carpet, as has been the case with other corruption issues the Government has failed to provide answers to.
“The Prime Minister promised a high level of transparency in Government when he took office. He promised to fight corruption at all levels of government. Sadly, he has done very little to live up to this promise to the people of
“It is incumbent on the Prime Minister to launch an official investigation. People who are allegedly involved in this scandal must be investigated and given the opportunity to clear their names or face the full force of the law. If we do not act, we will lose the respect of the international community.
“If we do not act, our own people will lose even more respect for Government and for the rule of law,” Sir Mekere said.