PNG opposition leader to pursue Supreme Court case against PM

6:53 pm on 20 September 2019

Papua New Guinea's newly appointed opposition leader, Beldan Namah, has announced he will pursue a supreme court application to test that the election of PNG's new prime minister in May followed parliamentary procedure.

Papua New Guinea MP for Vanimo-Green, Belden Namah.

Papua New Guinea MP for Vanimo-Green, Belden Namah. Photo: Alex Smith

The original supreme court application was filed by the former opposition leader, Patrick Pruaitch, who has since crossed the floor to join James Marape's government.

According to EMTV Mr Namah and the opposition announced yesterday that the law firm hired to take up the case had been asked to drop it.

However, the opposition leader now says the firm will be pursuing it.

Another member of the opposition, Rabaul MP Allan Marat, told EMTV the decision to continue the case was in the interest of the PNG people.

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