13 May 2004

PNG workers want PM apology for swearing

3:17 pm on 13 May 2004

Senior Works Department workers in Papua New Guinea are demanding an apology from the Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare for using foul language and telling them to get out of his official residence.

The Post Courier reports senior supervisors from Port Moresby say they have been humiliated by swear words Sir Michael allegedly uttered and are demanding an apology from him.

The Prime Minister's Press secretary, Bertha Somare, when contacted earlier on the same issue, said no apology was forthcoming because the workers had trespassed on Sir Michael's residence.

A senior technical officer claims they were asked by the Prime Minister's Department on to carry out inspections at the State residence of the Prime Minister.