Media Association of Solomon Islands did not seek PINA's opinion on Taiwan sponsorship: Ken Clark
Yesterday Mr Clark, who is the Fiji Television's Chief Executive Officer and the President of PINA stated that the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) made the decision to accept financial support from Taiwan without consulting PINA, its board of directors or its members.
"MASI did not consult PINA, its board of directors or its members on its decision to accept financial support from Taiwan for the PINA conference in Honiara in May," said Mr Clark.
“It came as no surprise that the People’s Republic of China expressed concern about Taiwan’s involvement in the conference,” Mr Clark said.
He said PINA restated its position that it would not be involved in the controversy nor would it allow its May conference to be hijacked by any particular point of view on the China/Taiwan issue.
Source: PNG National