PNG judge calls for whistle blower law

7:58 am on 22 February 2017

A Supreme Court judge in Papua New Guinea has stressed the need for Parliament to enact whistle blower legislation to help rid society of corruption.

The Supreme Court in Papua New Guinea.

The Supreme Court in Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI/Johnny Blades

The Post Courier reported Justice Ambeng Kandakasi highlighted the need during a case involving a "whistle blower" who was sacked from Public Employees Association in 2015.

The court found the former general secretary of the Association, Guise Kula, was unlawfully sacked after he queried legal discrepancies within the organisation.

When handing down the decision, Justice Kandakasi stressed the need for the "whistle blowers" legislation for courageous men and women to fight against corruption.

He said Parliament should be encouraged to enact a law one sooner rather than later so decision makers especially in the public sector could be held accountable.