PNG MP says ballot papers tampered with

1:38 pm on 21 June 2017

The leader of the People's Progress Party in Papua New Guinea says the country will go up in flames unless the prime minister disproves his allegation that the coming general election has been rigged.

Ben Micah said he had evidence that boxes containing ballot papers have been tampered with and that papers are in the hands of some candidates.

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Ben Micah alleges the upcoming election is rigged Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

Mr Micah called on the prime minister Peter O'Neill to take action.

"I want him to set up an investigation immediately because you have seven days to fix up otherwise the whole country is going to go up in flames," he said.

"Now if you do not address this issue and come out clearly and tell us that I am wrong, Mr Micah is wrong, and the containers have not been tampered with, I am warning you now of a revolution and not an election."