Kiribati MPs Urge President To Sack 2 Ministers

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Tourism minister reportedly received too high an allowance

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Sept. 16, 2013) – Kiribati’s president says he has received a petition from nine government MPs calling on him to sack two ministers for misconduct.

Anote Tong has told the Kiribati Independent he has met with the MPs to sort out their grievances regarding the conduct of the communications, transport and tourism minister, Taberannang Timeon, and public works and energy minister, Kirabuke Teiaua.

The MPs’ action comes after an incident unfolded in parliament last month when it was revealed that Mr. Timeon got a sitting allowance of US$924, many times the normal allowance.

Mr. Teiaua defended the size of the allowance, saying it was no problem.

Mr. Tong says he is still to decide what action he will take.

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