25 Nov 2013

Vanuatu government claims foreigners' destabilising the country

7:42 pm on 25 November 2013

Vanuatu police are to investigate allegations the security of government information is being compromised by foreigners trying to destabilise of the Moana Carcasses administration.

The Independent quotes the deputy prime minister Edward Natapei saying the de-stabilisation is being caused by people whose government appointments have been cancelled.

He says the government will not bow to bullying tactics, or allow its foreign policy to be hijacked by foreigners.

Mr Natapei was responding to a raft of recent claims from the opposition alleging the sale of diplomatic passports and allegations of payments to government leaders.

He says there is no truth to the claims and the opposition has to ensure any criticism it makes of the government is correct before it goes public.