Melsol: Leave Constitution alone

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The National, Friday July 26th, 2013

 THE Melanesian Solidarity group in Papua New Guinea has called on the Government to leave the Constitution alone.

General secretary Robert Mek said in Mt Hagen that the proposed amendment to the Constitution in Parliament to extend the no-confidence grace period was a bad decision by the Government.

Mek advised the Government to withdraw the bill which clearly demonstrated a dictatorial-type of leadership.

“Melsol is prepared to join other NGOs and stakeholders if there is nationwide protest to oppose the bill,” he said.

“We feel that the government is rushing the bill without any proper consultation.”

Mek said it was the second time the government was touching the same bill after extending the grace period earlier.

He said everyone should have a say and the government had to consult stakeholders, NGOs and other concerned parties.

“I’m proposing that this bill be introduced after the 2017 national election and not now as it is a rush and can harm the nation’s development.”