Chairman of PNG's national broadcaster is acquitted

8:37 pm on 4 December 2015

Papua New Guinea's national court has acquitted the chairman of the country's national broadcasting corporation.

Timothy Tala had faced trial after he was accused of abuse of office for misdirecting funds from the broadcaster.

The National reports prosecutors alleged Mr Tala had directed the then managing director, Memafu Kapera, to pay him and other board members from the NBC budget.

But deputy chief justice Sir Gibbs Salika cleared Mr Tala of all charges, saying the state had failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Sir Gibbs said he listened to the edited tapes of the board meetings and found that nothing was said regarding the allegations against Mr Tala.