Basil strikes back at duo

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The National

THE Opposition has described union leaders Michael Malabag and John Paska as pro-Government activists on their stance against the vote of no-confidence.
Bulolo MP Sam Basil led the verbal assault on the two union leaders during a media conference at Parliament last Thursday.
Mr Basil took offence by comments made by PNG Trade Union Congress and Public Employees president Mr Malabag over his comments against Western province Governor Dr Bob Danaya as “living in a fantasy world”.
He said the union leaders had been attacking the credibility of the leaders in opposition who have two former prime ministers and a former treasurer.
“The way they keep on attacking our leaders makes them pro-Government activists.” Mr Basil said.
“Malabag and Paska must play on neutral grounds.”
Opposition leader Sir Mekere Morauta told the union leaders that the Opposition’s record in Government cannot be matched by the current Government.
“The leaders should be asking what the Prime Minister is doing about corruption than asking for the Opposition’s policies.”
“We have our policies.
“I have my record, nobody in Government and even the Prime Minister can match us,” Sir Mekere said.
The Opposition MPs claimed that the
public, university students and unions had gone to sleep over corruption issues.