Posted at 21:59 on 06 December, 2012 UTC
The prime minister of Vanuatu Sato Kilman says if people have evidence of corruption involving him or his government they should contact police.
Mr Kilman has roundly rejected allegations of corrupt practices made by the opposition which has been pushing for a vote of no confidence in his government.
The opposition had raised concerns about issues such as the sale of passports to foreign nationals and appointment of cronies to diplomatic positions.
But Mr Kilman rejects the accusations.
“You will always have critics. There have been a lot of allegations but unfortunately no one has proven anything and I am very disappointed that you can have all these allegations but knowing well that we have institutions that can deal with this thing. If a member thinks there is crime committed then they should report it to the authorities and have it dealt with properly by law.”
Vanuatu prime minister Sato Kilman.
On Thursday Mr Kilman shored up his support by appointing former opposition MP, Kal Moli, as the agriculture minister.
News Content © Radio New Zealand International
PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand
Flosse elected as French Polynesia president for fifth time.
UN puts French Polynesia back on UN decolonisation list.
Fiji's Air Pacific investigates claims it carries shark fins into Hong Kong.
New Caledonia general strike set to last until prices drop.