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TI PNG condemns deportation of missionary

Transparency International PNG has condemned the PNG Government's recent deportation of lay missionary, Douglas Tennent.

TIPNG Chairman, Lawrence Stephens in a statement described it as a blatant contempt of the legal process.

Mr Stephens, said the Government and its agents have ignored a court issued deportation stay order, in the case of Douglas Tennent, and it is a clear act of insolent disregard for the rule of law.

The TIPNG chairman said there is something sinister with the move, especially when relevant authorities have been unable to deal with the issue of a huge number of unqualified foreign workers robbing PNG workers of jobs, and suddenly attention is turned to the efforts of a church worker who is following instruction from his superiors in the Arch Diocese of Rabaul.

Mr Stephens said they expect the Minister to acknowledge a serious mistake in this process and to make sure that the government arranges to return Mr Tennent to his home in Vunapope immediately.

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