Chief Migration officer Mataio Rabura

Court asked to dismiss Asylum seekers case

Lawyer representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Rimbink Pato and the Chief Migration Officer, Mataio Rabura moved an application before a three-judge Supreme Court bench today, seeking the dismissal of the case which the Asylum seekers filed last year.

PNG Immigration carries out surprise checks on foreign workers

Chief Migration Officer, Mataio Rabura, says he sanctioned the operation on the site and other locations where foreigners were employed by China Harbour Ltd.

Backed by the Royal PNG Constabulary, the operation was carried out on October 1 ‘without prior notice to the company’.

“A total of 89 foreigners working at Paga Hill, and three other locations, had their passports collected and checked,” Rabura said in a statement.

“The investigation revealed that their travel documents and PNG employment visas were in order and lawful. Therefore we released them.

Immigration reviewing Malaysian’s deportation

This is after he was deported on July 2 by PNG Immigration without his passport.

Lawyer representing the Chief Migration officer, Mataio Rabura, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato, told the National Court on Monday that a committee is reviewing an application by Woo to come back to the country following his deportation.

Barrion Kua told Justice Hitelai Polume-Kiele on Monday that a letter from Woo’s lawyers (Young and Williams) was sent to Minister Pato to have PNG Immigration review his deportation.