Vanuatu opposition accuses MP of taking jobs as bribes

Vanuatu's opposition bloc has filed a criminal complaint against the Infrastructure and Public Utilities Minister over alleged bribery.

Christophe Emelee, a former parliamentary secretary, is accused of accepting his previous role after a failed motion of no confidence against the prime minister.

The Vanuatu Daily Post reports the opposition whip Jay Ngwele as claiming Mr Emelee took the job as a bribe in exchange for support against the motion.

Mr Ngwele has also accused another MP, Bruno Lengkon, of taking the same job for the same reasons.

Both MPs insist they accepted their posts in good faith.