Security beefed up after leaders receive death threats
SEVERAL Members of Parliament have been provided additional police security after receiving death threats as the countdown to the 2017 National Election started.
Among the MPs whose lives have been threatened leading to the election are two State Ministers who are reported to be under heavy security protection.
The political heat has also been turned up with two People’s Progress Party MPs deserting their party leader in the Opposition camp to join government while Deputy Prime Minister Sir Leo Dion is also reported to have joined National Alliance Party.
PPP MPs Milne Bay Governor Titus Philemon and South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu have moved to the government benches as of yesterday. Mr Philemon has been linked to United Resource Party led by William Duma and Masiu and Sir Leo have joined the second biggest coalition partner NA led by Patrick Pruaitch.