PNG Launches New Fraud, Corruption Court

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Court to expedite criminal cases that are of public interest

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, March 31, 2014) – Chief Justice Sir Salamo Inji launched the new National Court Fraud and Corruption Track at the Waigani courthouse last Friday.

It is a special court track of the National Court crimes division established under fraud and corruption cases.

Sir Salamo said the initiative to set up the track began with the promulgation of the Fraud and Corruption Related offences Rules 2013 by the judges last November.

He said under those rules, all criminal offences under the Criminal Code which had elements of fraud, dishonesty and corruption would be classified as fraud and corruption cases.

It is an initiative of the judiciary to fast-track the disposition of fraud and corruption cases. It will operate in Waigani.

It seeks to address government and community concerns that the courts are not doing enough to expedite the conduct of criminal cases which are of public interest.

Deputy Chief Justice Gibbs Salika was appointed the judge administrator of the track.

He has the overall management responsibility over cases which come under it.

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