8 Sep 2014

Polye keeps pushing PNG PM on Paraka case

9:17 am on 8 September 2014

The leader of Papua New Guinea's Triumph Heritage and Empowerment party says he will keep pushing for the Prime Minister to clear his name about the Paraka Lawyers scandal.

Uncertainty continues to loom over the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's role in allegedly illegal state payments of around 30 million US dollars to the law firm.

Matters surrounding the case are still in the courts while an arrest warrant for the Prime Minister, believed to be still active, rests with the police commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, whom Mr O'Neill appointed in June.

However Don Polye, who was sacked by Mr O'Neill as Treasuer in March, says those allegedly involved in the payments must face the law.

"For instance, in my case, I've given myself to the police because I was alleged to have signed on letters (approving the payments) under the direction of the Prime Minister, so I've just gone to clear my name. And the THE Party will continue to do its best to fight corruption, to drive good principles, so the future is moulded and shaped to be a better place."

Papua New Guinea's former Treasurer, Don Polye.