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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Papua New Guinea's Ombudsman Commission to have audience with Opposition


THE Papua New Guinea Opposition's position on the "Moses Maladina" amendments to the Ombudsman Commission (OC)laws would be determined after they have an audience with the OC on May 5, 2010.

Opposition leader Sir Mekere Morauta told the media that there may be some amendments which could be good and better for the country.

Sir Mekere said this when calling on the OC to come out in the clear and tell the people about the proposed amendments and the implications.

He said everyone was crying out loud for the amendments to be thrown out but there could be some that would be good for the country.

The former Prime Minister said when a leader gets referred, he works under suspicion and one of the amendments the government wanted was to give the OC two weeks to make its findings known but the Opposition opted for 31 days which the government agreed.

However, the OC should come out and explain amendment by amendment so that politicians and the people including the NGOs and other stakeholders can fully understand and appreciate the implications.

Meanwhile, Transparency International and NGOs are calling on all Papua New Guineans to oppose the amendments.

Soon after the passing of the second reading by 83 votes, awareness campaigns are being conducted against the the amendments.

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