Pundari to Sue Post Courier

The Member for Kompiam-Ambum and Environment Minister, John Pundari, has announced his intention to suethe Post Courier over, what he called, defamatory statements made against him.


The article level several allegations againstthe Environment Minister. It quotes local lLeaderssaying that John Pundari diverted five-million kina for a bridge to a company he owns.

It also states he neglectedthe neglectedthe people of Kompiam for fifteen years.


Speaking to EMTV yesterday, Mr Pundari denlied those allegations.


“I take offence of that and have been embarrassed,” Pundari said.

Mr Pundari has also announced his intentions to takethe matter to court. On Friday he issued a notice tothe Post Courier through his lawyers demanding thatthe paper retractthe statement.


“I’ve asked Post Courier to apologize…whatevertheir response is, we will use that as evidence in a court of law,” he said.

The Post Courier’s Editor said yesterday afternoon that he couldn’t comment onthe matter, but he saidthe papers lawyers are going throughthe documents passed on by Mr. Pundari’s lawyers.

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