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The University of Papua New Guinea students are calling on Professor Albert Mellam to prove his statement or everyone will withdraw from studies.


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Basil sees 2016 as year to tackle Govt

Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil says he is set to keep the government on its toes for all its actions and inactions, starting next year.


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Basil sees 2016 as year to tackle Govt

Mr Basil made the remark at the Opposition’s Christmas party in the Parliament’s State Function room in Port Moresby last Friday.

“We all will come back refreshed in the next year and I am looking forward to taking the fight much stronger this time against the current regime for a change in government,” he said.

He said the current Opposition Leader Don Polye, his predecessor Belden Namah, Rabaul MP Dr Allan Marat among others were instrumental in putting in place the O’Neill-led government.

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He said this when receiving the keys to two new tipper trucks, which were sponsored by Morobe Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru, through the Provincial Services Improvement Program (PSIP) funds.

He said he was so thankful to have a Governor who is vocal about development in the rural areas unlike.

"Governor Naru has partnered well with me to distribute government services to the rural population. And we are doing well to deliver this services to my people in the Bulolo District," he said.

Opposition delivers new Vote of No Confidence bid

Opposition Leader Don Polye announced that they have given the notice to the clerk and the speaker of parliament.

The motion has been moved by the deputy leader of the Opposition and Pangu party leader Sam Basil, while the motion seconder is the Governor of East Sepik Sir Michael Somare.

This motion he says is backed by all Opposition members.

Polye says that the motion was handed over to the acting speaker of parliament in the presence of the clerk and the acting clerk and the lawyer of parliament.

​ O’Neill clarifies about ‘millionaires’

He was responding  to questions without notice from the deputy opposition leader Sam Basil who asked him to name the politicians who became overnight millionaires as mentioned in his press conference on Monday.

Responding to Basil’s questions, O’Neill said “unlike many ministers in the past who have no businesses and other form of incomes but able to have properties, cars and opportunities in which they are not able to justify their income”.

He explained that that is what he was referring to in the press conference.