By ILYA GRIDNEFF of AAP
16/06/2009 12:00:00 AM
Theo Yasause said in
Documents obtained by The Economist and available on the internet show a series of what appear to be multi-million-dollar carbon trading deals with foreign companies in various regions of the country.
Dr Yasause said, ''I've not sold or made any money out of this process.
''I've done no deals, or sold any credits.''
Even though the leaked documents appeared to carry his signature, the official seal, and another colleague's signature, they did not represent real deals, he said.
''It's not a false document but a sample,'' he said.
''It's speculation by certain individuals who have no regard for the process.
''They should have asked before they released this kind of statements,'' he said.
''It was a sample stolen from my drawer, we were looking at several types of project,'' he said.
Dr Yasause said a criminal investigation would be conducted to find who stole the sample documents, along with a review of the Office of Climate Change. ''We never received any funding from foreign entities,'' he said.
''We have not issued any credits to anyone,'' he said.
Dr Yasause was in the news two years ago when
Dr Yasause was an economic adviser to Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare.
Dr Yasause, of Yangoru,