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More turmoil in Nauru as opposition MPs suspended

More turmoil in Nauru as opposition MPs suspended

Updated 14 May 2014, 8:20 AEST

The politics of Nauru are back in the headlines, and once again the government is under fire.

When parliament sat for the first time since January yesterday, the first significant order of business was to vote on a motion put forward by Justice Minister David Adeang, calling for three opposition MPs to be suspended.

Roland Kun, Mathew Batsiua and Dr Kieren Keke, Roland Kun and Mathew Batsiua have been disciplined for talking to Radio Australia and other international media outlets, and, in the words of Mr Adeang, damaging Nauru's development.

The ABC is seeking government comment, but we are yet to receive a reply.

The motion against the three MPs was tabled while two of them, Mr Kun and Mr Batsiua, were out of the country, but Dr Keke was present when the vote was taken. He says he has received overwhelming support for his actions by his constituents.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Kieren Keke, Nauru MP


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