By PNG Echo
Lawyers for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill have today obtained interlocutory orders from Waigani National Court (ex parte) preventing Sonja Barry Ramoi and Noel Anjo Kolao publishing anything defamatory against the Prime Minister (including on the internet or social media fora) until a defamation case can be heard.
This follows the filing of 16 separate defamation charges against the duo by the Prime Minister in the National Court on 2 April.
Today’s decision was handed down by Justice Kandakasi and a date of 24 April was set when the matter will return to court.
Judge Kandaskasi ordered that both Kolao and Ramoi should attend in person – not just their lawyers and has suggested that lawyers for the Prime Minister should use Facebook as well as the ordinary means to serve them both
Lawyer Tiffany Twivey- Nonggorr, for the Prime Minister has contacted both and asked them to advise when and where they can be served.