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August 6, 2021
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PM Asks Post Courier to Explain

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, will be summoning the Post Courier to explain a report published on Tuesday.

The report which called for the arrest of the Prime Minister was based on a conference held by Opposition Leader, Belden Namah.

 

The Opposition Leader has accused the main stream media of not reporting on important national issues.

 

Mr. Namah said this yesterday after several media organizations didn’t run a story in which he called on the Police Commissioner to arrest the Prime Minister.

 

The Prime Minister says the Post Courier's story lacked balance. The story drew headline attention on tuesday when the Opposition Leader broke a 2 months silence on main stream media. 

 

In the Post Courier report, Belden Namah called for the PM’s arrest.

 

The Prime Minister was not pleased with the report and has summoned the newspaper to explain.

 

The warrant for arrest issued on the 23rd of November last year was for the arrest of the PM, Treasurer, Don Polye, and Finance Minister, James Marape, for allegedly conspiring with Paul Paraka to defraud the state of more than K71 million.

 

Both the opposition and the government have accused the media for being biased on various occasions.

 

Namah is saying the government had some control over what the media reported. He has expressed concern that the media is not free to exercise its freedom.

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