DCGA denies backing Malaita MPAs - Solomon Star News

DCGA denies backing Malaita MPAs

28 August 2020
Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga delivering his speech during the Malaita province Second Appointed Day celebrations.

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has categorically denied and condemned media reports claiming the national government is behind the move to oust premier Suidani of Malaita Province from power.

The media had reported this week that the national government used sacked MPAs from the MARA executive to carry out the wish of the national government to bring Premier Suidani down.

However, the Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga said the claim over the media is misleading and false.

Maelanga clarified that it is not the wish nor the interest of the national government to use sacked MPAs from the MARA executive for any motion of no confidence on Premier Suidani.

He explained the issue is an internal matter within the Malaita Provincial Government and it is not in any interest of the Government MPs nor the National Government to interfere.

“Whatever Malaita Provincial Government does, it’s for Malaita Province and the national government and any government MP has no interest and business to interfere in their politics or any issue for any political reason,” said Mr Maelanga.

Meanwhile, Maelanga urged the Malaita Province political leaders and the media not to speculate on such misleading and false claims. 

“I would also like the media to be more professional and ethical in their reporting. The recent trend of media reporting is a disgrace to the media standards and ethics. 

“The right to freedom of expression has been hijacked and abused to a point where the public no longer relies on the media for accurate information. 

“It is time that a law to regulate the profession is introduced so that our public is not being fed with lies by people who have their own selfish agenda to advance while making money when doing it,” Maelanga said.