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Sir Puka Temu, KBE, CMG (born 7 January 1954) is a Papua New Guinean politician. He has been a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since 2002, representing the electorate of Abau Open. A former Deputy Prime Minister under Michael Somare, he currently serves as Minister for Public Services in the government of Peter O'Neill.


From 2007 to 2010, he was deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Lands, Physical Planning and Mining in the government led by Prime Minister Michael Somare. Temu is a member of the National Alliance Party. In July 2010, he spearheaded an attempt to overthrow Somare through a parliamentary vote of no confidence. When the motion failed, he became Leader of the Opposition, and was replaced as deputy Prime Minister by Don Polye.

In August 2011, Peter O'Neill became Prime Minister in the wake of a parliamentary motion of no confidence in the government of Acting Prime Minister Sam Abal (standing in for Somare while the latter was hospitalised for a heart condition). O'Neill appointed Sir Puka as his Minister for Agriculture & Livestock.

Dr. Temu is a medical doctor.

Temu was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

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