9 Sep 2014

Vanuatu willing to deport more foreigners

1:25 pm on 9 September 2014

The Prime Minister of Vanuatu says the government will deport more foreigners if they are found meddling in politics.

This comes after last week's deportation of an Australian lawyer, Robert Herd, over links he had to the opposition and his alleged involvement in a failed bid for a no confidence vote in the government.

The Prime Minister Joe Natuman says foreigners are in Vanuatu to invest but not to fund MPs.

He says he will accept a change of government for the national interest but not for the interests of one or two people.

Yesterday, three MPs from the Vanuaaku Party, whose signatures on the no confidence application had been falsely obtained by the opposition, performed a custom reconciliation with Mr Natuman.

Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman

Vanuatu Prime Minister Joe Natuman Photo: Supplied