THOUSANDS MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION IN PNG

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Transparency International leads Port Moresby rally

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, June 12, 2009) – The Papua New Guinea branch of Transparency International is leading a rally Saturday in protest at the corruption it says is entrenched in PNG society.

About three thousand people from schools, businesses and public institutions signed up to take part in the so-called March Against Corruption in the capital Port Moresby.

A further one thousand are taking part in a separate march in Kokopo in East New Britain Province.

The groups' chairman, Peter Aitsi, says the aim is to send a strong message to PNG's leaders that corruption won't be tolerated.

"In most instances people think that corruption is such a huge problem that they as individuals can't do anything about it.

"But through the walk against corruption they can physically take part in an activity that demonstrates their support for the fight against corruption but also demonstrates to our leaders that there is a general concern amongst the community that there is a concern about the way our country is going," he said.

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