PNG MP Knight dismissed

9:12 pm on 5 May 2015

A Papua New Guinea MP Ronnie Knight has been dismissed from office for misspending public money.

Papua New Guinea parliament facade.

Papua New Guinea parliament facade. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

He had been found guilty in March by a leadership tribunal.

Mr Knight, who represented Manus Island, was found guilty of intentionally misapplying 24,000 US dollars of funds between January and August 2013.

He was also found guilty of misappropriating 68,000 US dollars and using that money unlawfully.

Mr Knight has indicated he will seek a review of the decision in the courts.