East Sepik

Sir Michael farewells founding mother of Pangu Pati

He described her as a mother and guardian of Pangu Pati.

Sir Michael and his wife, Lady Veronica, attended the requiem mass at the Saint Joseph’s Church at Boroko today.

He said, “the late Lady Elizabeth was a pillar of support for her late husband’s cause to achieve self determination for the people of Papua and New Guinea.

“We were fragmented and not a united people in those years. But our common goal of self- determination brought people like the late Albert Maori Kiki, Cecil Abel, Paliau Maluat and me, together with Sir Pita Lus and others.

Wife withdraws child sex complaint against husband

The accused is a man (name withheld) from the Angoram district in the East Sepik province.

He was arrested and charged with sexual penetration of his adopted daughter in Port Moresby after his wife reported the matter to police.

The alleged incident took place between July and October 2013 at Bomana in Port Moresby where the man sexually penetrated a 15 year old girl who looks up to him as a father.