23 Aug 2007

Solomon Islands PM says opposition MPs who serve foreign regimes should migrate

11:28 am on 23 August 2007

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, says opposition MPs who serve the agendas of foreign regimes should migrate.

Mr Sogavare made the comment in parliament following the opposition's failed attempts to table no-confidence motions in his leadership.

He says his government was the first in the history of Solomon Islands that was seriously concerned about addressing the issues that resulted in the ethnic tension and yet the opposition group saw it fit to attempt to oust the government.

Mr Sogavare says the amount of money involved in the latest attempt to topple his government was unimaginable.

He has faced opposition to his appointments of a fugitive Australian lawyer, Julian Moti, as attorney general and of Jahir Khan of Fiji as police commissioner.