15 May 2014

Forum urged to step in over Nauru

4:47 am on 15 May 2014

The Pacific Islands Forum has been urged to step in over alleged bad governance by the Nauru government.

The opposition MP, Kieren Keke, says the government is not abiding by core issues of the Forum and its Biketawa Declaration which provides a response to regional crises.

Dr Keke says police attempted to eject him from parliament on Wednesday after he took his seat despite government moves to suspend him.

He says the move was illegal and is part of a pattern of poor governance by the Baran Waqa led government.

"Lack of accountability, their censorship of media, their interference in the judiciary, their failures in financial accountability. So we see this as very much an issue for New Zealand government, the Australian government and the governments of our Pacific neighbours."

Nauru opposition MP Kieren Keke.