Corruption

Opposition says, there is systematic corruption in Government

He said this was due to the rule of law being undermined, and the lack of adherence to the constitution.

Polye adds these have been the hallmarks of the Government during its term.

Two days into the new year, Polye hosted a media conference portraying a grim outlook for 2017 saying the foundation of which have been established by the economic mismanagement of Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, and the Government.

NHC, a haven for corrupt officers: Polye

He said Papua New Guineans who have lived in their homes for many years have been thrown out on the streets as corrupt officers entered into dubious deals to sell properties.

When welcoming the appointment of a committee to investigate the National Housing Corporation, Polye said the investigations committee must investigate the root of corruption within NHC and bring to justice officers implicated.

“The appointment of an investigate committee to look into the affairs of NHC should have been done some four years ago,” Polye said.

Bogia MP stands trial next week

Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika will preside over the matter from Monday (May 2).

Hickey will be represented by Ian Molloy over allegations of official corruption, abuse of office and misappropriation. He was arrested and charged in March last year.

On Dec 4 last year, Magistrate Mekeo Gauli of the Waigani Committal Court found that there was sufficient evidence for the member to stand trial over allegations of official corruption, abuse of office and misappropriation between August 22 and Oct 3 of 2013.

Pala arrested by fraud squad over misuse of funds

Local media reported Ano Pala was picked up and taken in for questioning by PNG's National and Anti-Corruption Fraud squad at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby on Tuesday afternoon upon his arrival from Brisbane.

Police allege he misused money intended for his electorate.

"The charges related to him abusing his office and power to apply public funds earmarked for Rigo District in the Central Province for his own use," Papua New Guinea police said in a media release.

​Opposition queries delay on whistle blower law

Mr Polye made this comment on learning that a driver employed by NAQIA was bashed by security officers in Port Moresby for allegedly “blowing the whistle’’ on corruption within the agency, involving its managing director Joel

Alu.

“When I participated to mark the International Anti-Corruption day on December 9 this year, it was appalling to note that PNG is among the most corrupt nation in the world,” he said.

Parliament to discuss anti-corruption bill

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill revealed this today at a press conference in Port Moresby.

He challenged members of parliament who were always vocal on corruption issues in the country to support the government and pass the bill.

“Those people who talked about corruption and think that they are the pillars of the corruption movement must support the bill,” he said.

O’Neill said that the current government was the only one  that had made an attempt to introduce such legislation.

“No other government has ever done this.”

Ruling on Maprik MP's case soon

 Simon’s lawyer Moses Murray went before the District Court on Monday (September 21) with a motion to move the ruling from September 29 to October 6.

He appeared before Magistrate Cosmos Bidar with the application that was later granted by the court.

Simon will be expected to return to court on October 6 where a ruling will be made as to whether there is sufficient evidence to commit his case to the National Court to stand trial.

VIDEO: US Attorney General expects more FIFA charges

"We do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities," Lynch said in FIFA's home city of Zurich, citing unspecified new evidence gathered since the 27 May arrests of seven people at a luxury hotel in the city.

Lynch spoke at a news conference alongside her Swiss counterpart, Michael Lauber, whose separate investigation of money laundering appears equally threatening to FIFA and its soon-departing president.

Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

Closing his historic visit with an address to the Kenyan people, Obama traced the arc of the country's evolution from colonialism to independence, as well as his own family's history here. 

Today, Obama said, young Kenyans are no longer constrained by the limited options of his grandfather, a cook for the country's former British rulers, or his father, who left to seek an education in America.

Hungary's tax chief resigns, suspected by US of corruption

The ministry said Ildiko Vida's term of office ended Monday. It praised her work but said a new, more "client friendly" era is starting at the tax office.

Vida was one of six Hungarians banned from entering the U.S. because of suspected links to corruption. The U.S. government never named those people but Vida made public in November that she and colleagues from the tax office were on the list. She denied any wrongdoing.