Chief Migrations Officer Mataio Rabura

Pato challenges refugees’ summary judgment application

Minister Pato and the Chief Migration Officer, Mataio Rabura, are also challenging an application filed by the transferees’ lawyer, Ben Lomai, seeking summary judgment.

The transferees are seeking summary judgment from the Supreme Court that also covers compensation their illegal detainment, following the five-man Supreme Court bench ruling on April 26.

The hearing of the two applications, filed by the State, is set for Oct 27 before a three-judge bench.

Refugee slipped on waterfall rocks, resulting in his death: Rabura

Chief Migrations Officer Mataio Rabura confirms that the refugee slipped on the waterfall rocks, resulting in his death.

33-year-old Kamil Hussain of Pakistan nationality was found drowned at a waterfall at Rossun village, on Tuesday this week. He was found 2 hours later by police with the help of locals.

Manus Acting Provincial Police Commander Inspector David Yapu said the refugee was rushed to Lorengau General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.