13 Aug 2007

A new motion of no confidence in Solomon Islands is stalled

6:46 pm on 13 August 2007

The latest motion of no confidence into the Solomon Islands prime minister may not be debated.

The motion was tabled by MP, William Haomae, last Friday, soon after another motion by the Opposition was withdrawn.

The Speaker of the National Parliament, Sir Peter Kenilorea, says the new motion cannot be debated in parliament this Friday, because it will not have been tabled for a full seven working days.

Our correspondent says it is not clear if Parliament will consider the motion at a later date.

The Opposition has been raising concerns about the re-arming of police, the appointment of an Indo-Fijian as police commissioner and the controversy surrounding newly appointed Attorney General, Julian Moti.