Victory over corruption in PNG

This week, the ABC and The Australian, together with the other media outlets, ran a story on the historic conviction and sentencing of Paul Tiensten, a current PNG parliamentarian (over a decade) and one of Sir Michael Somare's most senior ministers. Tiensten was convicted of misappropriating A$4 million and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment with hard labour last Friday, 28 March. He once fled to Australia to avoid the investigations in PNG. His sentencing was the first high profile conviction with the highest penalty since PNG's independence. Bal Kama's article, 'A victory on curruption in PNG', published by the Lowy Institute, is available at: