Opposition Leader Belden Namah has appealed to newly elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot to reviewthe Asylum Seeker deal, saying it breaches UN Conventional Rights anPNG’s constitution.
“I would like to call onthe new Prime Minister of Australia andthe Liberal Government to seriously reviewthe Asylum Seekers Agreement signed betweenthethen Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd anPNG Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill,” Namah’said.
At a press conference yesterday, Namah’saidthe agreement signed between former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Peter O’Neill did not follow proper procedures.
“He has been going out and making decisions without proper debate onthe floor of parliament and without seeking cabinet approval,” said Namah.
Mr. Namah voiced thatthe Labour party of Mr. Rudd had no respect forPNG rsquo;s constitution.
Despitethe Opposition decreasing in numbers, Mr. Namah is concerned withthe decisions Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has made during his short term in office.
&ldquoIn this session of parliamentoto get a second and final reading on this matter is totally againstthe spirit of democracy in this country,” said Namah. “Of that legislation, Peter O’Neill has made some decisions that are going to cripple this country,” Namah added.
Mr. Namah called on members ofthe parliament to rise and stopthese changePNG is facing and speak for the peoplethey represent inthe upcoming parliament session.
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