5 Sep 2016

High level corruption under spotlight in PNG

From , 3:05 pm on 5 September 2016

Papua New Guinea's capacity to hold high-level corruption to account is under the spotlight after a former prime minister was implicated in a Singapore money laundering case.

Last week, a Singapore court jailed a couple for laundering US$3.6 million (5 million NZ dollars) of funds intended for setting up community colleges in PNG.

The court established that in 2010 US$784,000 of the money was deposited in the bank account of Sir Michael Somare, PNG's prime minister at the time.

Johnny Blades has more.

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Photo: RNZI