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Papua New Guinea police arrest former PM Peter O’Neill over alleged corruption

PNG police say O’Neill was arrested over the $14m purchase of two generators allegedly without parliamentary approval

Papua New Guinea police have arrested former prime minister Peter O’Neill over the alleged purchase of generators from Israel without parliamentary approval, according to the country’s assistant police commissioner.

O’Neill was arrested on Saturday at the main airport of Port Moresby, PNG’s capital, after returning from Australia, and brought in for questioning, assistant crimes commissioner Hodges Ette said in a statement.

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