9 Feb 2007

Solomons prime minister angered by remarks from DPP

10:29 am on 9 February 2007

A warning by the Solomon Islands Director of Public Prosecutions that the country's criminal justice system must not be tampered with has angered the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

In a statement , Mr Sogavare says the allegation that the criminal justice system in the country has been interfered with and tainted to satisfy people's vendettas is a matter of serious concern.

He says even more serious is the fact that the statement comes from the country's Director of Public Prosecutions, .Ronald Bei Talasasa

Mr Sogavare says he was personally insulted by the Parliamentary Opposition's statement that the allegation may have been framed to build support for the government's plan to rearm the Close Protection Unit , and seriously concerned about the implications of the sweeping statement by the DPP that the allegation was fabricated at the design of some authorities for their personal gain.

He says these are serious allegations and the government will not rest until it establish the motives and reasons behind why the DPP dared to make such a public statement, especially when the case is still under investigation.