24 Jul 2014

Suspended Nauru MP says waiting continues

7:49 am on 24 July 2014

One of five opposition MPs suspended from Nauru's parliament says he is advising his constituents not to let anger over his suspension get the better of them.

Three opposition MPs were banned from Parliament in May and another two were suspended in early June for behaving in what the Government claims was an unruly manner.

Mathew Batsiua says the MPs are waiting for the Government to appoint a Chief Justice so they can appeal their suspension in the Supreme Court.

"My constituents have been approaching me over this period because they are just as concerned about what is happening. There is a lot of anger out there as well but we advise our people and our supporters, you know, to try and remain civil about all these issues and rather than become unruly about it, let's try to deal with it through the court system."

Nauru opposition MP, Mathew Batsiua, says two of the five suspended MPs, Sprent Dabwido and Squire Jeremiah, will have their suspensions considered by the Privileges Committee, which is yet to meet.