Member of Parliament (MP) for Malekula, Mr. Sanick Asang is currently facing criminal charges, contrary to the Criminal Procedure Code Act.

It was alleged that he assaulted his wife on two separate occasions on two consecutive days in January this year. His case has already been registered with the Public Prosecutor. MP Asang, who currently occupies the position of the third Deputy Speaker is charged under the Family Protection Act and the Leadership Code Act. Count 1 and count 2 are offences he allegedly committed which are related to Domestic Violence, contrary to Section 4(a) and Section 10 of the Family Protection Act of 2010.

For count 3, he allegedly failed to comply with and observe the law, contrary to section 19 and subsection 13(1) (a) of the Leadership Code Act [CAP 240].