HUNDREDS MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION IN PNG

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Fund-raiser for Transparency International

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, June 1, 2008) – More than a-thousand people have demonstrated against corruption in the capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.

Similar events were held across the country to raise money for the corruption watchdog Transparency International PNG.

PNG’s Governor-Genera,l Paulias Matane, led the walk that called for a cultural shift to end endemic corruption that effects all facets of PNG life.

Opposition politicians, a Catholic Archbishop and representatives from the United Nations and the Australian High Commission also took part.

Last year, Transparency ranked PNG 162 out of the 180 nations surveyed on its corruption perception index.

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