Packed house at Waigani

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 16th November 2011

ARMED police guarded the Waigani Court premises as people came to witness the appearance of acting Prime Minister Belden Namah and Attorney-General Dr Allan Marat.
The two were trying to set aside a Supreme Court order to have them charged with contempt.
The car park and courtyard were packed to capacity as “never before”, according to a court security guard.
People from all walks of life packed the courtyard, and there was heavy surveillance at the vicinity of the court house.
Government ministers and MPs were in the court area to keep Namah and Marat company.
A full-bench Supreme Court refused to hear their application because it was associated with the substantive East Sepik special reference, the decision of which is expected on Dec 9.