14 Dec 2012

PNG minister charged with interfering in civil case

11:29 am on 14 December 2012

Papua New Guinea's Public Service Minister and MP for Abau Sir Puka Temu has been charged by police for interfering with state witnesses in a civil case against him.

The newspaper, The National, reports that Sir Puka has appeared in court to hear charges read out against him relating to alleged judicial corruption of witnesses.

Two witnesses who were to testify against him in the civil case laid complaints with police suggesting Sir Puka tried to interfere with them.

He has been granted bail on a 500 kina payment.