Immigrations Provisions questioned in Parliament

Opposition leader Belden Namah asked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in Parliament yesterday on why it took a short time to process shady characters like Fugitive Tjoko Tjandra but an even longer time to deport him. 

Before asking his set of questions Belden Namah wished Prime Minister Peter O’Neill Happy Berthday. ThPM :s 48 years old.

Down to serious business Mr Namah went straight tothe issuing of passports and citizenship documents. He askedthe prime minister to explain particular provisions appllied here on Tjandra.

Mr O’neill saidthere are a number of provisions that govern moverment of foreigners intothe country. They includethe immigration and passport act. He says if wrongly issuedthen it can be easily revoked.

The Prime Minister announced a committee will be set up to investigatethe issuing of passports.

Mr Oneill also confirmedthe revoking ofthe work permit of UNITECH Vice Chancellor Albert Schram.

Dr. Schram was suspended for two months along with council members following a visit to UNITECH by Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill late last year. 

 He is expected to remain suspended while an investigation is carrlied out over various separate allegations levelled against Dr. Schram and council members.

Meredith Kuusa, National EMTV News

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