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ACTING PRIME MINISTER Sam Abal says the government will appeal a Supreme Court ruling ordering Parliament to be recalled to elect a new Governor General.

Last week, the Court ruled invalid the June re-election of Sir Paulias Matane and said Parliament should be recalled to elect a new Governor General by secret ballot within 40 days.

But Sam Abal claims says the courts cannot interfere with Parliament and the government will appeal the decision.

Meanwhile, Arthur Somare, the son of Prime Minister Somare is mounting a court battle to avoid appearing before a disciplinary tribunal investigating him over allegations he misused funds and failed to lodge financial statements on time.

Source: Radio Australia


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Reginald Renagi

PNG may be on the verge of a constitutional crisis.

For the first time since Independence, the country has so many actors (or political pretenders).

The jobs of the Governor-General, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are temporarily occupied by Ministers of other portfolios.

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