Kua explains loophole on MPs’ conduct pre-govt

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THERE is no law to guide MPs in their behaviour and regrouping to form the next government, former justice minister and attorney-general Kerega Kua says.
The Sinasina-Yongomugl MP-elect was referring to an incident at Jackson Airport last week in which there was an alleged attempt to kidnap an MP-elect by members of the police force and factions of groupings.
Kua said the law relating to it was unclear.
He said the Organic Law in its original form was designed to take care of these kinds of anarchy chaos but there was a lack of clarity.
When the Supreme Court declared that those parts of it were unconstitutional, it created a vacuum, Kua said.
“We are operating in a no-man’s land,” he said.
“There is no regulation about how we should all behave as elected leaders, an area of reform that should have been attended to by the prime minister,” Kua said.
“Here we are at the end of a major election, there’s no order or direction on how  elected members should be behaving with dignity so we are resorting to all kinds of  improper behaviour unbecoming of leaders.
“We’re starting off on the wrong platform at the commencement for the next five years.”
Kua said the immediate action was to introduce some reforms to fill the gaps left by the previous Supreme Court judgment.
“You can re-adjust and represent it in an acceptable form that could have been done, but wasn’t attended to like many of the missed opportunities in the last government,” he said. “That is an example of why it is necessary for PNG to change the government.”
Leader of the People’s Movement of Change Party leader and Northern Governor Gary Juffa said The Alliance was growing and moving very well for the best interest of the people.
“I’m proud of these patriotic leaders and we are part of this effort to take back this nation.”

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