Politics Archive July 2021

Hon. Wale calls on the organizers of the petition, in the event that they are issued a permit to stage a protest march, to ensure that such a march is peaceful, orderly and respectful.

Opposition Leader Confirms Receiving Copy of Petition by Honiara-based Malaitans

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale, has confirmed he received a copy of a petition addressed to the Hon. Prime Minister, by Honiara-based Malaitans, containing 8,210 signatures.
The Opposition Leader said while speculations on the arrest and bribery may be considered personal to Mr Suidani, they are however intrinsic to the stance taken by Malaita Province against the DCGA decision to make the switch to China.

Wale Cautions Police on Handling of Premier Suidani’s Case

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale forewarns the Commissioner of Police to thread carefully when dealing with any complaints that might be reported against the Premier of Malaita Province, Mr. Daniel Suidani as suggested in recent media publications.
UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed serious concerns regarding the National Security Law introduced in Hong Kong, and repeated her call for access to Xinjiang, particularly as reports of serious human rights violations continue to emerge.

Solomon Islands Backs China in Silencing Dissidents

Solomon Islands has backed China yet again, rejecting statements made by the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Beijing’s handling of protests in Hong Kong and its treatment of the ethnic Uighur population in Xinjiang province.
Hon. Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide of Japan and Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, during the virtual bilateral meeting held on 1 July 2021.

Solomon Islands and Japan Reaffirm Bilateral Cooperation

Solomon Islands and Japan have reaffirmed their bilateral cooperation during a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide early this month.
PM Sogavare and High Commissioner Tangirongo at the Commissioning ceremony.

Solomon Islands Designate High Commissioner to New Zealand Commissioned

His Excellency Mr Eliam Tangirongo has been commissioned to take up his new role in New Zealand.
"This is a matter of great public concern. With drops in government revenue it is of paramount importance that government expenditure is tightly monitored so that spending is focused only in areas that really matter."

Wale Questions Delay in Appointment of Auditor General

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale questions the long delay in government filling up the position of Auditor General which was vacant since March this year, and calls for immediate action.
The land cruiser was chased by police vehicle for careless driving from Burns Creek area before heading up to Tenaru bridge.

Accident Claimed Lives

Five people were confirmed fatalities of a roadside accident on Independence Day.