Former PNG PM’s le­gal chal­lenge to min­ing act fails

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Port Moresby:

Pa­pua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has re­jected a former prime min­is­ter’s le­gal ac­tion against the Ok Tedi min­ing act. The act al­lows the gov­ern­ment to ex­pro­pri­ate the PNG Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme’s 63.4 per cent share­hold­ing in the large Ok Tedi mine, in West­ern prov­ince. But Sir Mekere Mo­rauta filed a chal­lenge as a pri­vate ci­ti­zen, ar­gu­ing that the act was un­con­sti­tu­tional and in­valid. The Supreme Court on Fri­day re­jected that chal­lenge. RNZI

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.