3 Feb 2003

Solomon Islands Christian Assocation applaudes break with pyramid scheme backer

8:08 am on 3 February 2003

The Solomon Islands Christian Association has applauded what it says is a government decision to rescind dealings with the so-called Royal Assembly of Nations and Kingdoms.

The Assembly's spokesman, Noah Musingku, is wanted in PNG, his home country, in connection with a collapsed pyramid money making scheme.

He and the Solomon's government were negotiating an illusive million dollar grant to the government, but reports vary over whether the deal is still on.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation says the Christian Association has called on police and immigration officers to quickly investigate all money making scams and make arrests where appropriate.

The Association said the government, even in its desperation to find money to solve the country's problems, must not be dragged into unethical money making schemes.