21 Sep 2017

PNG anti-corruption bill seen as watered down

From , 5:04 am on 21 September 2017

Papua New Guinea's government has been accused of watering down the powers of an Independent Commission Against Corruption, or ICAC.

After his recent re-election, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill appears to finally be advancing his long-running promise to introduce ICAC legislation.

However the anti-corruption NGO Act Now says amendments to the legislation announced by the Justice Minister would undermine the independence of the ICAC.

Act Now's Eddie Tanago spoke with Johnny Blades.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI