Pondros Kaluwin

Leaders prosecuted under two laws: Kaluwin

In clarifying his role in relation to handling high profile cases, Kaluwin says if a leader’s conduct amounts to committing a crime, they may be prosecuted under those two sets of laws.

“People may be high profile, others may be little men on the street, and the law applies equally to all,” he explained.

“No one is superior before the law. So when people say we treat people differently from leaders, it’s not perfectly true. Leaders have a code that is covering them (leadership code), and the criminal code that also covers leaders.

Namah not served tribunal documents

The adjournment was given this morning by member of the tribunal, after Namah’s lawyer Greg Sheppard and the Public Prosecutor Pondros Kaluwin said they were not formally given the notice.

Apart from media reports being run on the announcement of the tribunal on September 28, parties told Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Terrence Higgins, that they are yet to receive the notice of that appointment.