Don Polye

Australia must take money laundering seriously – Polye

Polye says the Australian Federal Police must conduct its own investigations into this revelation caught on record.

“Australia has a duty to protect its citizen and it must be concerned about such reports claiming lawyers in Australia to be associated in money laundering in PNG,” he says.

He has also called on the PNG Law society to investigate Young & Williams Lawyers owned by Harvey Maladina and Greg Sheppard.

Polye says he spoke about money laundering before and that people should not be surprised to hear this.

Opposition labelled Gov’t as ‘blaming gov’t’

Speaking to reporters in a media conference today in Port Moresby, Polye says the government has been blaming the past governments, leaders, public servants and citizens of this country without having a solution for that particular issue.

He was responding to the latest media statement from the Education Minister who had claimed that more than K50 million have been lost in the education system.

“The government knows nothing about providing solutions to prolonged challenges and corruptions.

‘PM, please explain’ K20m for ICAC

In a media conference today, Polye claimed that the Prime Minister had no interest in fighting corruption in the country as a result of not establishing the ICAC.

“The Prime Minister when officially elected into the office as the chief executive officer of the country made a commitment to establish the ICAC.”

However, he said after three years in the office, the Prime Minister had done nothing for establishing the ICAC office.