By SINCLAIRE SOLOMON in The National,
Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare started the media controversy after returning from
The Opposition reacted immediately, saying Sir Michael had sent the wrong message to people in the region in supporting an illegal regime which was destroying parliamentary democracy in
Then the Government used its superior numbers in Parliament to gag debate and questions being raised by the Opposition over an Australian property purchase by Public Enterprises Minister Arthur Somare.
The house is located at
PNG’s relations with its neighbours took another nosedive when The Solomon Star newspaper in
The newspaper reported that although police investigated, no one was arrested or charged.
Yesterday, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Sam Abal said “appropriation action” would be taken against Mr Tamei if he was found to have breached public service laws.
If that was not enough, Indonesian patience was tested with continued claims by Sandaun officials that a PNG youth who was shot dead by Indonesian soldiers near the northern border in June was a
And the latest adverse publicity on high-profile PNG figures came out of
Mr Namah’s lawyers have denied that the properties are his.