Member for Kavieng

Petitioners told to respect court decision

Minister for Treasury and Member for Kavieng, Ian Ling-Stuckey made this call after the Supreme Court dismissed Glen Kiso's application for leave to review Judge George Manuhu's ruling that originally dismissed Kisos application.

Ling-Stuckey said his legal team were also exploring appropriate civil actions that can be taken against Kiso for defamatory, fabricating false allegations and malicious intent against him.

“The NGE 2022 was a free and fair election in New Ireland and especially, in peaceful Kavieng electorate.”

Ling-Stuckey addresses supporters after victory

The petition, by Glen Kiso, challenged Ling-Stuckey’s election as Member for Kavieng Open in the 2022 general elections on grounds of bribery, undue influence and illegal practice.

It was dismissed by Judge George Manuhu, who said the petition failed to comply with the mandatory requirement of section 208 (d) of the Organic Law, where the two attesting witnesses are mandated to state their occupations and addresses; the precise section, lot number or street name. Not postal addresses.

Ling-Stuckey Slams NIP Gov’t

He said this is creating anxiety and doubt for a free and fair election in New Ireland.

Ling-Stuckey said that there is also video evidence of public service staff claiming to be stopping a shipment of official documents for the 2022 elections, including enrolment forms that were enroute to Kavieng.

“The same leaders of our provincial government, who profess good governance and honest leadership as part of their party motto, are entertained like they have done nothing wrong.

MP calls for New Ireland way

This was the theme of discussions and message shared by the Minister for Treasury and Member for Kavieng, Ian Ling-Stuckey, with leaders and conflicting groups from indigenous and non-indigenous New Irelanders in Kavieng town.

A civil unrest occurred in Kavieng on Saturday, March 20th, when frustrated locals set out to “cleanse” their town of vagrants and petty criminals.

Water transport infrastructure unsupported: MP

This was the statement issued by the Kavieng District Development Authority at the grand launching of several banana boats and 40 HP engines at Bagail beachfront in Kavieng town last Thursday.

Shadow Treasurer and Member for Kavieng, Ian Ling-Stuckey, said water transport received only K13 million in 2017, only 2 percent of all transport sector spending, while road transport received 81 percent and air transport 17 percent of transport funding.

Labour mobility included in Kavieng’s plan

The announcement was made at the launching and handover-takeover of a 3.5 tonne truck at the Lakurumau Primary School in the Tikana LLG area last week by the Member for Kavieng and Shadow Treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey.

“The seasonal worker program seems to be a win-win-win-win policy for all four stakeholders, the PNG worker, the Australian employer and both the PNG and Australian governments,” Ling-Stuckey stated.