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Old 23-02-2007, 11:32 AM
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Seems like money is winning the war here. There are no enthics or moral obligation when money comes into play. Top criminal lawyers will do all the tricks required to win.

The longer this battle drags on, the ordinary people of Papua New Guinea will be pushed further into poverty.

Keep in mind the predictions for a long "severe drought" heading for PNG in 2007.
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Old 24-02-2007, 01:26 PM
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As reported this morning on ABC, I think that the Government of the day just lost all credibility with this move...


PNG Prime Minister disbands Moti inquiry

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has disbanded the inquiry into the escape of Julian Moti to the Solomon Islands.

The PNG Defence Minister, Martin Aini, who convened the board of inquiry says he was forced by the Prime Minister last night to sign papers disbanding the inquiry.

It follows a submission by Sir Michael's lawyer yesterday that the board was biased and had passed its eight-week time limit.

The board had earlier found that the PNG Prime Minister must have known about the clandestine military flight that helped Mr Moti avoid extradition to Australia.


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Old 24-02-2007, 05:33 PM
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Well, shows that satanic forces have taken a strong hold of the Haus Tambaran at Waigani.

So sad indeed.
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Old 28-02-2007, 12:02 AM
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I am heart broken at what is happening in PNG. Our country is simply being pulled to piecies by our own people who are lead by leaders (or lechers of money) like Michael Somare who in turn are obsessed with grandiose self interest.
As I have already said time and time again. Nau em taim blong yumi long bungim moni na baim ol man long sutim ol displa memba who beyond all reasonable doubt are corrupt to the helm.
How can we count on the elections to have these cockroaches removed. They have the money to shut the majority grass roots' eyes with lamb flaps to give them the winning votes. Prayers will not help because people have been praying in all these past elections and look whats happened so far, did God not listen or did God make a mistake in appointing these people. No, these people and the voters are driven by a more primaeval drive - greed. So lets stop these ideas that votes or prayers will change the calibre of people this round. Lets focus on taking them out one by one as they appear in the papers and get away with daylight robbery from the people.
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Old 28-02-2007, 01:16 PM
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Sampela strongpela toktok ikam long nek bilong yu tasol I would think that most of PNG is behind you and thinking similar thoughts.

The hat's got to go off to Gibbs Salika for taking a stand and trying to show all manmeri long kantri bilong yumi that laws are for everyone - from the grasruts igo long PM.

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Old 28-02-2007, 10:43 PM
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....and now guys what the heck is happening.....K200,000,000 is alot of money. Think of the improvement to health, education and law-order if we pump this money into those sectors.........

National Newspaper
28th February 2007


Speaker blocks K200million queries

PRIME Minister Sir Michael Somare yesterday angrily demanded to know how a confidential cabinet document containing a proposal to pay a consultant K200 million for advice to the Government on gas was “leaked” to the Opposition.
As Opposition leader Peter O’Neill attempted to raise questions about the K200 million deal in the cabinet submission, the Prime Minister raised a point of order and got Deputy Speaker Bob Dadae to prevent the questions from being asked.
In his preface, Mr O’Neill alleged that the Government was selling the country’s interest in the development of substantial gas reserves to an Italian firm and the Government was also in the process of making available K200 million for unqualified special advisers to advice on this venture.
As Mr O’Neill was proceeding to raise his questions relating to the deal, the Prime Minister cut in with his point of order.
The Prime Minister said the leader of the Opposition should not be asking questions on policy issue before cabinet.
“I would also like to know how he managed to get the cabinet submission. I want to know who are the people giving him cabinet secrets. That in itself is a huge offence, divulging Government information and Government policy, which has not been implemented as yet.”
But Mr O’Neill shot back saying he should be allowed to complete the questions as this was a matter of public importance.
“It is not someone’s personal property that they are trying to sell. This is a submission that has already been approved by cabinet and as it’s a public document, then I have every right to ask that question. We are talking about K200 million to be spent on unqualified advisers.”
He said K200 million was a lot of money and the country ought to know what was going on.
The Deputy Speaker, who had to call the House to order several times with interjections coming everywhere, said he would use Standing Order 141, section C (2) to disallow the questions.
Mr Dadae said this section says questions should not be asked to a minister regarding Government policy.
O’Neill pointed out that the submission he was relying on had gone through cabinet and a decision had been made, and as such this was a public document and he should be allowed to ask the questions.
But the Prime Minister interjected against, saying what the Opposition leader was trying to do was preempt Government policy.
Southern Highlands Governor Hami Yawari and others objected to the Prime Minister’s move, but the Deputy Speaker stood firm, saying until cabinet makes the document public, he would not allow the questions.
It is understood the submission relates to moves by the Government to set up a company to deal with how to develop PNG’s gas resources following the cancellation of the PNG-Queensland gas pipeline project.
Communications and Information Minister Arthur Somare last week gave notice to Parliament of the Government’s intention to set up the company, which would take over some functions and assets of Mineral Resources Development Corporation and Independent Public Business Corporation
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What's next?

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The K200m is only the tip of the iceberg. There are quite a few other things that are happening quietly behind the scenes in the Dept of Petroleum with respect to changing the Oil & Gas Act to make it easier to take PDLs off of developers and give them to other players chosen by the Government. This is a very dangerous thing as it gives no security whatsoever to companies like Oil Search, ExxonMobil, InterOil, etc. who have long-term commitments to the country.

Husait save wanem samting bai kamap behain???

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Yes, K92. As you and everyone else on this thread have pointed out Politicians in PNG are pushing this country into an imminent political and socioeconomic abyss at an alarming rate from which recovery may be very difficult, next to impossible and a long tedious process if one day there is a good government in place. Now more so than ever when we are classified as being one of the 30 poorest countries in the world and we are in receipt of increasing foreign aid giving an excuse for these politicians to misappropriate even greater and greater amounts of money than ever before. I have said before that votes and prayers have not helped in the past and will not help ever (see post above).

My view on the solution is quite straight forward though it appears simple. And that is the violent culling of individual corrupt politicians who through office or money are able to escape our resources poor law courts as a deterent. Of course many others in this forum have differring opinions but that is my view after having long examined the options of giving up our independence, tougher penalties, voter education, intensive extensive religous prayers, foreign military intervention for regime change, armed coup or uprisings, state governments, implosion into failed statehood and many more possible alternatives with their scenarios.

I am sure you and many others have done the same too.
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I have pasted a commentary by Dr Alphonse Gelu on PNG now as a Failed State on this site at this thread:http://www.pngbd.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19684

It is worth reading this article
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