INTERNATIONAL GROUP PLANS PNG ANTI-CORRUPTION MEASURES

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (July 18,1997 - PACNEWS)---An international organization and its Papua New Guinea branch hope to persuade the new PNG national government now being formed and the country's businesses to be more honest in their everyday operations.

Transparency International (TI) announced Friday it had established a working party to find new ways of stamping out PNG corruption.

TI’s PNG President, Sir Anthony Siagaru, confirmed the main project now being considered is draft legislation for a Public Information Act, which would create mechanisms for open government. Sir Anthony expects the draft bill to be ready to introduce in Parliament by the end of August.

The PNG chapter of the international anti-corruption group was launched in Port Moresby last January by acting Chief Justice, Sir Kubulan Los.

Transparency International has called on PNG's people to help in the fight against corruption in business and government.

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