30 Jul 2015

Suspended Nauru MPs hopeful of Forum help

9:37 am on 30 July 2015
Suspended Nauru MP Roland Kun with his family at home in New Zealand

Suspended Nauru MP Roland Kun with his family at home in New Zealand Photo: Supplied

The suspended Nauru opposition MP Roland Kun says he's hopeful of help from the Pacific Islands Forum after a meeting with its Secretary General yesterday.

Mr Kun says Dame Meg Taylor arranged a meeting with all five suspended MPs at "the eleventh hour" during her visit to the island.

Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Meg Taylor.

Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Meg Taylor. Photo: supplied

The MPs are either facing criminal charges or have had their passports cancelled in the wake of anti government protests on Nauru.

Mr Kun says the MPs were able to give Dame Meg valuable information like how their suspensions have differed from such action by parliament in the past.

"Our understanding is she's going to take this information back to the Forum Secretariat. They're going to put together a report that will then inform the Forum on its best way forward. They're going to make an assessment as to whether intervention is warranted and if so how best the Forum may be able to assist Nauru through our current crisis."

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