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Sir Julius Chan joins protest against government's move to increase election fees

New Ireland Governor and senior statesman, Sir Julius Chan has joined many Papua New Guineans in describing the Government's proposed election nomination fee, as denying the rights of the people.
Sir Julius says the country and its people is guided by the constitution, and any policies or laws has to be made in line with the Constitution.

He says whatever that is charged will NEVER pay for the election.
Sir Julius says the proposal is un-Constitutional.
"Are we robbing the rights of the people guaranteed under the Constitution to stand for public office?
"That's the most important question we have to ask.

"The raise to K10,000, which lo tingting blo mi, and I hope the Prime Minister will change that, like the former Ombudsman (Ila) Geno said, it is un-Constitutional.
"Simply put, what is the average income of average Papua New Guineans?
"Is it K10,000? NBC/PNG Today

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