23 Oct 2009

PNG parliament adjourned again

1:17 pm on 23 October 2009

The Papua New Guinea government has again adjourned its urgent recall of Parliament until November the 10th, just two days into a week-long scheduled sitting.

But the Post Courier reports the adjournment follows the successful passage of two bills to create the Hela and Jiwaka provinces in the Southern and Western Highlands provinces respectively.

The newspaper says the two-day sitting was a show of strength for the Government which mustered well over 60 members to pass its two bills.

The opposition also withdrew its motion of no-confidence in the Prime Minister, saying it had no confidence in the integrity of the process.

However, it says it will not relent in pursuing legal means in pursuit of the same agenda.