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Republic of Palau

Republic of Palau political reviews • micronesia 173 serious charge of aggravated assault. Justice Ngiraklsong sentenced Gib- Affairs in the Republic of Palau during bons to three years imprisonment, the period under review were domi- with two years suspended and one to nated by two tragic events, one involv- be served in the Koror jail. Gibbons ing a high chief and the second a com- was fined and required to pay all the moner. It was business as usual for medical costs incurred by Johnson. the executive and legislative branches The punishment of one year in jail of government, although the politi- generated a social uproar in Koror cians had one eye on campaign 2004. as legislators, governors, chiefs, and Palau received more loan, grant, and women’s groups called for leniency expert assistance. Tourism experi- and pardon. Only one prominent enced a huge improvement over person—Senator Joshua Koshiba— 2002–2003. A new, homegrown air- publicly stated that the rule of law line took to the skies. A new bank should be applied and the high chief building was opened in central Koror. should be jailed. However, with sup- While Palau’s leadership debated a port for the high chief pouring in grand plan to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2005 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

political reviews • micronesia 173 serious charge of aggravated assault. Justice Ngiraklsong sentenced Gib- Affairs in the Republic of Palau during bons to three years imprisonment, the period under review were domi- with two years suspended and one to nated by two tragic events, one involv- be served in the Koror jail. Gibbons ing a high chief and the second a com- was fined and required to pay all the moner. It was business as usual for medical costs incurred by Johnson. the executive and legislative branches The punishment of one year in jail of government, although the politi- generated a social uproar in Koror cians had one eye on campaign 2004. as legislators, governors, chiefs, and Palau received more loan, grant, and women’s groups called for leniency expert assistance. Tourism experi- and pardon. Only one prominent enced a huge improvement over person—Senator Joshua Koshiba— 2002–2003. A new, homegrown air- publicly stated that the rule of law line took to the skies. A new bank should be applied and the high chief building was opened in central Koror. should be jailed. However, with sup- While Palau’s leadership debated a port for the high chief pouring in grand plan to

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 27, 2005

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