Papua New Guinea's anti-corruption unit, Task Force Sweep, is on the verge of closing because it has exhausted all its money.
The unit has been operating without any funding this year because the nearly three million US dollars allocated to it has not been released by the government.
In June, the National Executive Council disbanded the unit after an arrest warrant was served on the Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, for alleged illegal payments to a law firm.
However, the National Court granted a permanent stay against the decision, which has allowed Taskforce Sweep to continue to operate.
But the Post Courier reports numerous attempts have been made by the acting finance secretary, Ken Ngangan, and the justice secretary, Lawrence Kalinoe, to remove the financial powers of Task Force Sweep chairman Sam Koim.
Mr Koim hasn't been paid since August.