Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has called on former Treasurer, Don Polye, to debate National Issues on the floor of Parliament.
O’Neill was responding to an invitation by Mr Polye to a public debate on a number of issues.
“While I welcome Polye’s invitation, the appropriate venue for the debate he proposes is parliament.
“It is there that the nation can decide whether the issues being raised are of national importance or merely personal frustrations,” Mr O’Neill said.
He explained that it should be noted that the Kandep MP has already gone public to discuss the issues that he was raising.
“He has used the media extensively to discuss these issues. He has gone on talk-back radio. He arranged a public forum at the University of Papua New Guinea.
“On all occasions, we as a responsible government, provided adequate responses to the issues raised.
“Polye has also filed court proceedings over these issues. He must respect the judiciary, and allow court processes to be completed,” Mr O’Neill said.