The Parliamentary Opposition is callings on the government to broaden its suspension order in relation to the civil aviation saga.

In a statement on Sunday the Opposition Office said the suspension being served to the Director of Civil Aviation should also include the Minister of Communication and Civil Aviation, the Attorney General and the Civil Aviation Permanent Secretary during the audit period- 2013 and 2014. At the same time it said, “Operation Janus and the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) must […]

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Ministers tight-lipped on Freeport meeting

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan met on Thursday to discuss ongoing negotiations between the government and Freeport Indonesia, however no further information about the meeting was disclosed. The government and Freeport have been discussing a number of issues related to the conversion of Freeport’s contract of work to a special mining license. The Finance Ministry’s […]

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Ousted PNG MP charged with wilful murder

An ousted MP in Papua New Guinea’s Chimbu Province has been charged with wilful murder and inciting violence in election-related unrest. Police said at least two people died in violence two weeks ago in the late stages of the vote count for the Kundiawa-Gembogl electorate. Tobias Kulang, who stood with the ruling People’s National Congress party, was arrested and taken […]

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