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Monday, March 19, 2007

President of To'abaita Council of Chiefs critical of compo demand

Chiefs of To'abaita in North Malaita have been reminded not to demand compensation without establishing the facts behind the demand.

President of the six Houses of Chiefs in To'abaita, David Dauta, makes the reminder in relation to a demand by some chiefs from North Malaita Constituency for SBD$100,000 compensation over alleged death threats and swearing against the member of Parliament for North Malaita Constituency.

The MP for North Malaita was among four Malaita MPs in the Opposition that were threatened and sworn at for supporting the recent motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Mr Dauta says any chief from To'abaita that wants to demand compensation must seek the approval of his House of Chiefs which will decide on whether a compensation is warranted.

"I know that swearing is a bad thing that warrants compensation, but we must look at factors that relate to swearing. Who did the swearing, for what reasons, so that we can demand compensation and also look at the value, so that we don't ask something like 100-thousand dollars. I think it is far beyond compensation."

Source: SIBC

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