Foreign media urged to be fair
O’Neill made this statement after the Supreme Court quashed his warrant of arrest case last Friday.
“This saga has done great damage to the nation, it has cost millions of Kina in the legal process, both to me personally and to the state, and our country’s name has been dragged through the mud.
“In particular, media outlets like the ABC have continuously acted without due care for the legal process that is taking place in the country,” says the PM.
“They have continuously portrayed an image of our country in bad light. They take cheap shots, do not investigate and have a vested interest in presenting a bad image of the nation to promote their own careers.
“I give credit to all the media outlets that have demonstrated professionalism in this debate, that have not taken sides and have maintained fair and balanced reporting.”
A three-man Supreme Court bench last Friday unanimously found the warrant defective and the District Court’s decision to issue it as well.
The court found that lack of care was applied by the District Court in issuing the warrant.
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