26 Aug 2011

Korman again adjourns Vanuatu parliament

2:48 pm on 26 August 2011

The speaker of Vanuatu's parliament, Maxime Carlot Korman, has adjourned today's morning session to allow him to speak to the Attorney General, Ishmael Kalsakau.

Mr Carlot Korman, who's an opposition MP, has adjourned several recent sittings to stall government attempts to pass a supplementary budget.

He told parliament he'd received a threatening letter from Mr Kalsakau, calling on him not to interfere in the business of parliament.

Mr Carlot Korman says he's also received the information that the government is planning to have him arrested for contempt of court because he adjourned parliament on Wednesday.

He told parliament this morning that as far he's concerned his role is to apply standing orders.

Parliament is due to resume about now.