Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (28 May 2016)

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From the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, a joint four-year initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, with support from the Australian Government. Updates shared by Annika Wythes, Luisa Senibulu, Samita Singh, and Mihaela Stojkoska.


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PNG:


Opposition leader reinstated.  Papua New Guinea's opposition leader Don Polye is returning to Parliament after being stood down.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/304735/png-opposition-leader-reinstated

Thousands in PNG's Simbu call on PM to resign.  Thousands of people in the Papua New Guinea province of Simbu have called on Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to resign from office.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/304716/thousands-in-png's-simbu-call-on-pm-to-resign

PNG's Morauta slams O'Neill on the economy.  A former Papua New Guinea prime minister says the government is ignoring evidence the country's economy is in serious trouble.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/304690/png's-morauta-slams-o'neill-on-the-economy

PNG university semester suspended.  Students at the University of PNG in Port Moresby have been told to vacate the campus within 48 hours after semester one was suspended for an indefinite period.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/304686/png-university-semester-suspended




Nauru: 

Leadership code makes politicians more accountable.  The Government of Nauru has delivered on its pledge towards transparency and accountability by adopting a new Leadership Code that aims to hold those in power and authority accountable for their actions.

http://www.nauru-news.com/#!Nauru-leadership-code-makes-politicians-more-accountable/cjds/5743de750cf2d7217a1cbcdb



Fiji:

Woman fronts court over FNPF cheque.  A woman who is alleged to have dishonestly obtained Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) cheque worth $15,600 — approved for member assistance post-Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston — made her first appearance in the Suva Magistrates Court.

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?ref=archive&id=354341



For more information about the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC), please get in touch with:
Annika Wythes, Anti-Corruption Adviser - Pacific, UNODC, annika.wythes@unodc.org
Luisa Senibulu, Governance Programme Associate, UNDP/UNODC, luisa.senibulu@undp.org
Samita Singh, Programme Assistant - Anti-Corruption, UNDP/UNODC, samita.singh@undp.org

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