No bail for jailed former Vanuatu MPs

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has rejected a bail application from the lawyer representing five former members of parliament, jailed for conspiring to defeat the course of justice.

Marcellino Pipite, Silas Yatan, Thomas Laken, John Amos and Jonas James were re-imprisoned last week for three years and 10 months and with the judge saying they would remain in jail until their appeal was heard.

They were among a group 14 former MPs who were jailed in 2015 on bribery and corruption charges.