The under-recognised artists of PNG
PNG pioneers exploiting the ocean's riches

Sir Michael remains in intensive care

DESPITE REPORTS earlier this week that Sir Michael Somare would be returning to PNG within days, and even resuming his role as prime minister, there are growing concerns that he might have to be replaced because of continuing health problems.

Sir Michael remains in a Singapore hospital after undergoing heart surgery a month ago.

Constitutional lawyer John Nongorr says if Sir Michael can't resume his duties soon the Governor-General must suspend him from office. Under PNG law two doctors must be appointed to examine the prime minister if he's disabled by illness.

"There should not be a vacuum, there should not be an acting person performing those important functions during a prolonged period,” said Dr Nonggorr.

The government says Sir Michael is on extended medical leave and will resume office.

Source: Radio Australia


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)