Late Sam Basil

DPM remembers late Basil

Lae MP and Deputy Prime Minister, John Rosso, made this statement to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of the former Bulolo MP, Sam Basil.

The late MP and his close protection officer died in a car crash along the Bulolo Highway on the night of May 11th.

In his tribute, Rosso said: “On behalf of my family and the people of Lae, and as the Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, I pay my respects and tribute to the late Samuel Basil, the former Member for Bulolo and Wau, and former Deputy Prime Minister.

Basil Jnr dispels rumours

Endorsed by the Late Sam Basil’s party, the United Labour Party (ULP), Basil Jnr said he voted at his village of Sagayo (Wednesday, July 6th).

“I just want to make it clear to everyone, especially in Bulolo District that I have been voting for three terms for my father” he stated.

“A lot of people have been going around, saying that I do not have my name in the electoral roll.

“I voted under my own name in Sagayo.

“My dad’s name was also there but no one used it.

Investigations into Late Basil’s death conclude

Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Jacob Singura, told Loop PNG this morning that as of Monday, June 20th, they have been putting together evidence, witness statements and specialist and technical reports to hand over to the courts.

PPC Singura said they have compiled reports from the National Works Department, police engineers, from the National Forensic Science Centre in Port Moresby and doctors.