Papua New Guinea's former Attorney General says he suspects Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is holding back from establishing an independent Commission against corruption.
The current anti-corruption unit, Taskforce Sweep, is reported to be on the verge of closing after it exhausted all its money when the government waived its budget allocation in August.
Kerenga Kua, who was sacked as Attorney General when Taskforce Sweep issued an arrest warrant against Mr O'Neill, says the unit was supposed to be the forerunner to an independent Commission against corruption.
He says a draft law for the Commission was ready to be tabled in parliament during his term as Attorney General, but it has failed to ever see the light of day.
"In the August sitting of parliament I questioned him on the floor of parliament when he was going to tackle that or if it was part of his overall strategy to suppress this anti-corruption work, and he undertook on the floor of parliament that he would table it in November. November's come and gone."
Kerenga Kua says he believes the bill is being deliberately withheld.