8 Feb 2017

Defence in PNG sacks whistleblowers

From , 6:04 am on 8 February 2017

Transparency International PNG says reports nine Papua New Guinea Defence Department civilian staff have been sacked should be of concern to everyone in the country.

The sackings come at the same time as the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has suspended two cabinet ministers who are accused of fraud over a land deal for a new military base near Port Moresby.

Don Wiseman asked TI PNG's chairman Lawrence Stephens what is know about the justifications for sacking the workers.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill gives a talk at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on May 14, 2015

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. Photo: AFP / Peter Parks