19 Jun 2014

Kua urges PNG Govt to refrain from dismissals

9:09 am on 19 June 2014

Papua New Guinea's sacked Attorney General has urged restraint from all involved in the legal battle to stop a police probe of the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

Police attempts this week to arrest the Prime Minister in regard to his alleged role in illegal payments made to a law firm have been halted by a stay order.

Amids the legal wrestling, Mr O'Neill sacked Kerenga Kua, saying the top lawyer spoke out publicly against the government's latest constitutional amendments.

Ano Pala has been appointed the new Attorney General.

But Mr Kua says decision makers need to not act in haste at this time.

"Rather than for people to escalate the chaos by making maybe reckless decisions. So we need to slow it down. Let us slow down the process of suspensions and termination of important people within the executive arms of government, from the police force and various departments."

Papua New Guinea's sacked Attorney General Kerenga Kua.