Tiensten arrested on return

EX-national planning minister Paul Tiensten returned to Port Moresby yesterday and was arrested at Jackson International Airport over claims he misappropriated 10 million kina ($A4.67 million) of government funding.
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Tiensten fled to Queensland in September to escape fraud squad investigations but recently decided to return to PNG to fight the allegations against him in court.

The National reported that Tiensten was locked up at Boroko police station for 20 minutes and was later released on K5000 bail.

Tiensten will reportedly appear before the Waigani Committal court today.

He lost his role as national planning minister to Sam Basil after the O'Neill government was formed in early August.

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