Five members of the Autonomous Bougainville Government have been referred to Papua New Guinea's Public Prosecutor for alleged misconduct in office.
PNG's Ombudsman Commission made the referrals after conducting investigations into the Bougainville regional MPs.
The five MPs are Robin Wilson, Steven Suako, Thomas Keriri, Philip Kuhena and Simon Dasiona.
The Speaker of the Bougainville House of Representatives, Simon Pentanu, has also been referred for alleged misconduct in office.
The referrals are now in the hands of the Public Prosecutor who has the discretion to decide whether to start proceedings under the Leadership Code.