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WITH EMBASSIES AROUND THE WORLD BEING CLOSED, PNG IS ON THE VERGE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMILIATION

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byKERENGA KUA MP

It is with great sadness and disappointment that we learned of the unfortunate recent court decision in Washington DC to lock out PNG. Embassy staff following three months of arrears in rental payments.

The Parliamentary Leader and Member for Sinasina Yongomugl Mr Kerenga Kua said, "The O'Neill Government has spent a fortune during the campaign period telling Papua New Guinea, in a series of glossy advertisements, about how it has put PNG on the world stage. Hosting regional and global events has given us some recognition, but at the cost of so many other high priority areas like health and education.
"Sadly, it is that very world stage that will witness us shame ourselves as we close foreign mission after foreign mission. So far this year we have failed to pay UN fees calling the failure an administrative glitch to avoid further humiliation.
"High Commission and Embassy staff in Singapore, Beijing and Washington has had to go throug…