12 Aug 2004

Suspended PNG MP plead guilty to some misconduct charges

1:10 pm on 12 August 2004

A suspended Papua New Guinea MP, Peter Yama, has pleaded guilty to seven of the 34 misconduct in office charges filed against him.

The charges were heard by the leadership tribunal and relate to a National Housing Corporation property and the alleged hiring of a vessel he owned to the Transport and Works Department.

The Leadership Code breaches were allegedly committed during Yama's term as the MP and a minister in the government of the former prime minister Sir Julius Chan in the 1992 to 1997 Parliament.

The Post Courier newspaper reports that tribunal was adjourned for ten days.