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Somare calls out the police

July 20 2010 at 8:49 PM

Former PNG deputy fails to mount challenge

By PNG correspondent Liam Fox


There have been tense scenes inside and outside Papua New Guinea's parliament amid speculation of a move to topple the prime minister.

Scores of heavily armed police patrolled the parliament precinct where the gates were closed to the general public and a large crowd chanted for the police to let them in.

Inside former deputy prime minister Puka Temu took a seat on the opposition side of the house with two other former ministers.

The trio defected from the government yesterday to a coalition made up of opposition MPs and smaller parties.

Mr Temu held discussions yesterday with opposition MPs at a resort outside Port Moresby.

Question time was tense with a lot of shouting and fist pumping but the new opposition group did not follow through with a threat to move a motion of no confidence against prime minister Sir Michael Somare.

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Re: Somare calls out the police

July 24 2010, 1:46 PM 

These guys are gutless and should of followed through with the no confidence motion. I hope it doesnt rest here and that they will still move in this direction.

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Re: Somare calls out the police

July 26 2010, 10:16 AM 

No more NA, Sing it again in 2012 like you did in 2007.

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