BY FIRMIN NANOL
Australia Network News
SIR MICHAEL SOMARE HAS FILED contempt proceedings against prime minister Peter O'Neill and his deputy Belden Namah.
Sir Michael's lawyers are accusing Peter O'Neill and Belden Namah of not recognising a Supreme Court ruling last year which ordered that Sir Michael be reinstated as prime minister.
They are asking the court to order Mr O'Neill and Mr Namah to be arrested and charged with contempt.
Sir Michael's son, Arthur Somare, claims the prime minister’s office is occupied by Peter O'Neill illegally.
''The contempt proceedings that are before the court will hopefully and finally assist us and the court determine who the legitimate government is for Papua New Guinea," he said.
He said he fears that even if the courts find Mr O'Neill and Mr Namah guilty of contempt, it's most likely police will not arrest them and will not enforce the orders as the police are under the control of the O'Neill-Namah Government.
Prime Minister O'Neill said his government will fight the contempt charges vigorously.