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Thursday, 29th April 2021

1. Witness No. 2 – Sir Julius Chan, former Prime Minister and first Finance Minister

No appearance. Sir Julius was not ready to give his evidence. Adjourned to Wednesday 12th May, 2021 at 10:00am to give evidence.

 

2. Witness No. 14 & 87 - Dairi Vele, Secretary for Treasury, Director of Gas Project Office & Chairman of IPIC Loan Refinancing Committee

Mr Vele appeared and was examined on oath on steps taken to furnish further information to the Commission. The matter was then adjourned generally.

 

3. Witness No.  88 – Chief Dr John Momis, Deputy Chairman of Constitutional Planning Committee

Dr John Momis appeared and gave evidence on oath by video link from Buin Secondary School. He was asked to confer with Counsel to discuss any further evidence which he might want to give.

 

4. Witness No.  39 – Dr Clement Waine, Former Secretary for Public Investment & State Enterprises

Dr Waine appeared and gave sworn evidence. The matter was adjourned generally.

 

5. Witness No.9-Dr Osborne Sanida, Director, National Research Institute

Dr Sanida appeared and gave sworn evidence. The matter was adjourned generally.

 

6. Witness No. 90- Professor David Kavanamur, Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings (formerly IPBC)

Counsel for the witness (Mr Sawong) appeared. After discussions with Commissioners and counsel, the matter was adjourned to 30th April 2021 at 10:00 for mention to give evidence.

Friday, 30th April 2021

1. Witness No 3 – Sir Rabbie Namaliu, former Prime Minister

No appearance of the witness.  Sir Rabbie was not ready to give his evidence. Adjourned to Wednesday 12th May, 2021 at 10:00am to give evidence.

 

2. Witness No. 14 & 87- Dairi Vele, Secretary for Treasury, Director of Gas Project Office & Chairman of IPIC Loan Refinancing Committee

Mr Vele was recalled to clarify several aspects of his affidavit. He was further examined on oath on steps taken to furnish further information to the Commission. The matter was then adjourned generally.

 

3. Witness No 12 – Dr Lawrence Sause, Head of Political Science Department, UPNG

No appearance. Dr Sause was not ready to give his evidence. Adjourned to Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 11:30am to give evidence.

 

4. Witness No. 90 - Professor David Kavanamur, Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings (formerly IPBC)

Counsel for the witness Mr Sawong appeared. Matter was briefly mentioned and adjourned to 4th May 2021 at 9:30am.

 

5. Witness No. 30 - Hon William Duma, Minister for State Enterprises

A letter and Summons were returnable today. Hon Duma complied with the request the subject of the letter and summons and the matter was adjourned generally.

 

6. Witness No 89 – Sir John Kaputin, Member, Constitutional Planning Committee

No appearance. Sir John was not ready to give his evidence. Adjourned to 12th May 2021 at 10:00am to give evidence.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021

1. Witness No. 90 - Professor David Kavanamur, Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings (formerly IPBC)

Counsel for the witness (Mr. Sawong) appeared. Mr Sawong explained steps taken for KCH’s overseas lawyers Norton Rose Fulbright and their lawyers (King & Wood Malesons) to provide documents to the Commission. Matter was adjourned to 6th May 2021 at 10:00am for continuation of discussions.

Thursday, 6th May 2021

1. Witness No. 90- Professor David Kavanamur, Chairman, Kumul Consolidated Holdings (formerly IPBC)

Counsel for the witness (Mr Sawong) appeared. Mr Sawong further explained steps taken for KCH’s overseas lawyers Norton Rose Fulbright and their lawyers (King & Wood Malesons) to provide documents to the Commission. Matter was adjourned to 12th May 2021 at 10:00am for continuation of discussions.

 
Last updated 11/05/21