PNG: opposition MPs call for PM to step down over bridge building scandal

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The Guardian revealed that a company owned by Peter O’Neill secured a $32m government contract despite ‘serious irregularities’

Opposition MPs are calling for the prime minister of Papua New Guinea to step down in light of the Guardian’s revelations that his company secured a multimillion dollar government contract in a process the Asian Development Bank says may have violated its anti-corruption guidelines.

The revelations centred on Wild Cat Developments. Prime minister Peter O’Neill was sole shareholder of Wild Cat in 2014 when it secured a $32.86m contract to build 12 bridges in the country from the Asian Development Bank.

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