- Voices : PM Bainimarama named as a foreign policy magazine top 100 global thinkers [22/01/2019 - Fiji]
- News : Vote of No Confidence queried [22/01/2019 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Polling date in Solomon Islands to be announced next month [22/01/2019 - Solomon Islands]
- News : PM Scott Morrison's Pacific 'step up' hailed a success [22/01/2019 - Australia]
- News : Palau drops Kosovo recognition in favour of Serbia [22/01/2019 - Palau]
- Business News : Fiji to receive health boost thanks to Canberra Company [22/01/2019 - Fiji]
- Business News : Tongan fibre-optic cable outage relieved by satellite [22/01/2019 - Tonga]
- News Feature : Competing Pacific narratives [22/01/2019 - Australia]
- News Feature : US-China battle for dominance extends across Pacific, above and below the sea [22/01/2019 - Hong Kong]
- Voices : Pacific Media Network reaches milestone [22/01/2019 - New Zealand]
- Sports News : Tabakaucoro qualifies for Pacific Games in Samoa [22/01/2019 - Fiji]
- Sports News : 'Everything crashed' - Fekitoa opens up about decision to leave both Tonga and New Zealand [22/01/2019 - New Zealand]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
PNG Minister fails to stay court trial
Embel has filed a Judicial Review at the National Court in Waigani, asking it to review a decision of the Committal Court that committed him to stand trial in June 2009.
The application was stayed because Embel was reported to be out of the country.
Embel was committed to stand trial at the National Court in March 2009, after the Committal Court found evidence that he had misappropriated K165, 000, given by the Southern Highlands Provincial Government for the construction of a new church.
The offence is alleged to have happened in 2006, when he was the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Constitutional Matters.
But Embel is now seeking to stay the committal process through a Judicial Review at the National Court.
His argument in part, will be that he was not given a chance at the committal stage to be heard. The formal application seeking review will be moved in a fortnight's time.
SOURCE: NBC NEWS/PACNEWS
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media