Speaker confirms receiving motion

The Speaker of Parliament, MP Esmon Sai, confirmed to the Daily Post yesterday afternoon that a Motion of No Confidence was received by the Office of the Speaker last Friday afternoon.

However, it is yet to be determined whether or not the motion is in order.

“We are waiting for the State Law Office to advise us, if the motion received, is in order.

“At this point I cannot confirm if it is order therefore cannot comment further,” Speaker of Parliament MP Esmon Sai, told Daily Post yesterday afternoon.

According to reliable sources within parliament, if the motion turns out to be in order, it will be debated on Friday this week, two days after the closing date of the second ordinary session of parliament which is Wednesday 19th December 2018.

This is the fifth motion of no confidence against current Prime Minister Charlot Salwai.

ligo@dailypost.vu,By Godwin Ligo

Vanuatu Daily Post

PNG’s Parkop pushes for referendum for West Papuans

The newspaper The National reported that Powes Parkop wants PNG to push for a legitimate independence referendum for West Papuans

He said this was needed because 1969’s so-called Act of Free Choice referendum, through which West Papua was incorporated into Indonesia, was fraudulent.

Mr Parkop’s comment came amid escalating conflict between the West Papua Liberation Army and Indonesian security forces.

The Liberation Army this month massacred at least 16 Indonesian road workers in the Highlands.

Mr Parkop said the crisis would only be solved by a properly supervised and legally conducted referendum in accordance with international law.

PNG’s government supports Indonesian sovereignty over West Papua.

But the governor said conflict would continue unless West Papuans’ unquenchable desire for legitimate self-determination is met.

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/