Manumanu land files missing

Minister for Lands Justin Tkatchenko said they were approached by the Inquiry to provide the land files, however, they could not be located.

Tkatchenko said he has been informed the Inquiry are currently preparing their report to present to the National Executive Council.

Court to review Defence Secretary’s suspension

This comes after Leave for judicial review was allowed by the court on Thursday by Justice Leka Nablu.

Justice Nablu in allowing Asi’s suspension to undergo review of the court was of the view that he had an arguable case.

She said the review of such cases involving public servants suspended should be expedited because public servants are being suspended for long periods on pay while waiting for investigations to be completed.

Justice Nablu issued orders for Secretary Asi’s lawyers to file the review books within 14 days before a hearing can take place next month.

Central landowners against illegal land deal

Central Province Pressure Group spokesperson, Lucielle Paru, says the land has been sold to people who had no right over it.

The meet was held to address the issue of the illegal land grabs that are taking place in Central and the recent land grab of Manumanu that had two high profile ministers step aside from their portfolios for allegations of involvement.

From Gabadi, Kairuku-Hiri, Paru said the land itself, as per the Defence organisation, is not suitable for a naval base and that it goes 10 kilometres inland.

Polye calls on O’Neill to tell the truth on cash flow issue

Polye made the call today at a media conference in Port Moresby. He said the recent acquisition of the controversial land deal by two senior ministers and other departmental heads have proven that the country was not financially broke.

"How could you say the country is facing cash flow problem when millions of Kina have been used by ministers in  illegal and corrupt ways?" Polye asked.

He said O'Neill must be transparent in decisions and not 'passing buck' to ministers.