The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea is forced to deny that he is Australian after questioning his citizenship
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea has told a court that he has never been a resident of Australia amid questions about his ability to stay in office.
Attorney General Alfred Manase opened an investigation into the citizenship of all 111 sitting members of the PNG Parliament this week, after Prime Minister Peter O&N 39 said that openly opposed politician Bryan Kramer had dual Australian citizenship through his father born in Melbourne. .
Dual citizens are not eligible to serve as members of the Pacific Parliament.
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O & Neill (left), has told a court that he has never been a resident of Australia amid questions about his ability to stay in office
The lawyers of O & # 39; Neill filed a sworn statement on Thursday stating that he had never been an Australian citizen and had no Australian passport.
The prime minister has also asked for a court order to prevent Kramer from continuing to make what he calls defamatory statements.
Kramer has said that next week he will only provide evidence in court or parliament.
The claims come after the ravaged R & D 39 Neill this month managed to postpone a vote of no confidence by suspending parliament until next Tuesday.
Opposition's plan to expel O & Neill, who has been in office since 2011, came after a series of failures by his party.
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