Prime Minister Peter O'Neill (C) has received the final report by Task Force Sweep
11 May 2012. A task force has found corruption has become widely entrenched in Papua New Guinea’s government.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has received the final report by Task Force Sweep, the body he set up last year to investigate government corruption.
Since last August, Task Force Sweep has arrested 35 people including current and former MPs and public servants.
It has also recovered $20 million and identified $200 million more that could be targeted with new proceeds of crime legislation.
The Task Force’s chairman Sam Koim says corruption has reached a frightening level and it is undermining PNG’s democracy.