India comedian's angry tweet to Modi goes viral

Kapil Sharma said he was asked to pay a bribe of 500,000 rupees ($7,492; £5,632) to build his Mumbai office, despite paying huge taxes.

He tweeted, "Yeh hain aapke acche din? (Is this your idea of good days?)", referring to Mr Modi's campaign slogan in the run up to his 2014 poll victory.

The Mumbai civic authorities said the office structure was illegal.

But, they told reporters that they had begun an investigation into the corruption allegations.

I have never received any inducements or bribes: Sir Michael

Sir Michael in a statement apologized to the people of East Sepik and the country as a whole for the shame and embarrassment caused by a report in Singapore.

The Grand Chief said he will be seeking legal advice on the matter in few days’ time.

“I wish to make this address to the nation of Papua New Guinea in response to recent reports from Singapore.

“A court case has found two persons in Singapore guilty of money laundering offences and subsequently names me as a recipient of some funds.