Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watchdog slams ‘horrifying’ act


THE passage of the Judiciary Conduct Bill yesterday is horrifying, Transparency International (PNG) chairman Lawrence Stephens says, The National reports.
 He condemned the parliamentarians who voted for the Bill.
Stephens said the good governance watchdog was horrified at the manner in which the legislation was rushed through parliament.
“This act by the members of the parliament is an attack to the rights of Papua New Guineans,” he said.
“The bill now passed by the national parliament will control and suppress the conduct of judges of the National and Supreme Courts.”
National Women’s Council president Scholar Kakas expressed similar sentiments, saying “It does not look democratic.”
She said there should have been wider consultations to get public opinion before the proposed law was passed.
She described it as “a decision made overnight”.
“I don’t think the all members of the parliament clearly read and understood the bill before they passed it,” Kakas said.
She said there was lack of public awareness on the implications of the bill.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Oh yeh? That's news? Where have they been when the mongrels took seize of Parliament since 2 August 2011? Were they researching whales in the poles?