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Papua New Guinea police arrest former PM Peter O'Neill over alleged corruption


Papua New Guinea police have arrested former prime minister Peter O’Neill over the alleged purchase of generators from Israel without parliamentary approval, according to the country’s assistant police commissioner.

O’Neill was arrested on Saturday at the main airport of Port Moresby, PNG’s capital, after returning from Australia, and brought in for questioning, assistant crimes commissioner Hodges Ette said in a statement.

The assistant police commissioner’s statement said O’Neill was accused of directing the 50m kina ($14m) payment for two generators from Israel without following the country’s public financial management law, without parliamentary approval ...


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