20 Mar 2006

Vanuatu government moves to prevent Opposition MPs attending Parliament

10:19 am on 20 March 2006

The Vanuatu government has responded to an opposition motion calling for the removal of the prime minister, Ham Lini by moving a counter motion to ban the opposition from two ordinary sessions of parliament .

The government says the move meets the provisions of parliamentary standing orders.

If the motion is successful the opposition would be banned from parliament for a whole year