Belden Namah

Namah tribunal: PP to present reference

The tribunal hearing was adjourned from lunch time after it refused an application by Namah's lawyer.

Members of the Tribunal this morning dealt with an application regarding the process of the new tribunal's appointment.

His lawyer, Greg Sheppard, told members of the tribunal the previous one was not revoked and the due process followed in appointing this present tribunal was not right.

Namah not served tribunal documents

The adjournment was given this morning by member of the tribunal, after Namah’s lawyer Greg Sheppard and the Public Prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin said they were not formally given the notice.

Apart from media reports being run on the announcement of the tribunal on September 28, parties told Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Terrence Higgins, that they are yet to receive the notice of that appointment.

Namah tribunal expected to sit tomorrow

This is the tribunal appointment that was announced on September 28 by Acting Chief Justice, Sir Gibbs Salika.

The appointment follows a request made by the Public Prosecutor, Pondros Kaluwin, in his letter to the Chief Justice on November 8, 2016.

A previous tribunal appointed against the leader has not progressed far, due to a Supreme Court Reference, which arose from the actual appointment process of the tribunal.

Sir Gibbs explained that this appointment is a new one, following a request by the Public Prosecutor.

New Tribunal against Namah appointed

Acting Chief Justice, Sir Gibbs Salika today announced the appointment.

The appointment follows a request made by the Public Prosecutor, Pondros Kaluwin, in his letter to the Chief Justice on November 8, 2016.

The leader was served notice of the tribunal appointment through the Speakers office in parliament on Wednesday at 3:07pm.

A previous Tribunal appointed against the leader has not progressed far, due to a Supreme Court Reference,  that arose from the actual appointment process of the tribunal.

Namah served contempt documents

Before a scheduled media conference today, Namah was served the documents by Twivey Lawyers at his home in Port Moresby.

Namah said he will challenge the proceeding saying there is no case against him.

Just minutes after being served, Namah said the contempt proceeding was a delay tactic to deviate, deflect and downplay the main issue which were the alleged corrupt allegations against the Prime Minister.

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Baki to invite PM in for questioning

The police commissioner is set on inviting Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in for questioning.

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/baki-invite-pm-questioning-64614

 

Baki urged to enforce warrant

Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah has called on Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, to enforce the warrant of arrest on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Namah sees more patriotism

Namah said he believes this maturity is a result of the people in the country having a bigger understanding of the issues affecting them.

The receptions he witnessed in different parts of the country for The Alliance members were overwhelming.

“Our people are becoming more patriotic in their stand as to the issues affecting our country.

“I just want to take this time to thank the people of this country for standing behind us, for the encouragement you have been giving team Alliance,” he said.

Baki urged to enforce warrant

In a media conference yesterday, Namah said the entire country is now watching Baki after the National Court decision that dismissed a judicial review of the arrest warrant.

“The entire country is now watching you. You are duty bound as the Police Commissioner to enforce the laws of this country.”

Namah has also called on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to respect the decision of the court and to go in for questioning.

He said O’Neill had a constitutional duty to the people of PNG to do so.

Namah confident with "Element of Surprise”

In an exclusive interview with Loop PNG tonight Vanimo Green MP Belden Namah says that his team is ready for Wednesday.

To date, the numbers count from Kokopo has been varied, Loop PNG this afternoon ran an update with an estimate of 50 members in camp.

However from the National Alliance FB page there is a list of 48 members whilst sources on ground give the count at 45.

Court Year in review- Leadership Tribunals

Vanimo-Green MP, Belden Namah was the only elected leader who went before an appointed tribunal, chaired by Justice Goodwin Poole (now retired), Senior Magistrate Mark Selefkariu and Ernest Wilmot.

This matter has since been stayed after he succeeded in convincing the National Court to permanently restrain appointed members of the Tribunal from further reconvening.

Namah first appeared before the Tribunal on Oct 23, 2015 to answer to 10 allegations of misconduct in office.