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PRIME MINISTERS RESIGNS IN CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACIES WHEN MPS CROSS FLOOR

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by PAUL AMATIO A FRIEND OF MINE RAISED SOME POINTS WHICH ARE BENG USED TO ARGUE AND CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT WHAT WAS WRONGLY DONE IS RIGHT. LET US NOT EDUCATE OURSELVES INTO STUPIDITY Your points on practises and traditions in a parliamentary democracy are noted. But you are talking about procedures which, if breached in parliament, must be rectified in parliament when parliament next reconvenes as clarified in law by the Supreme Court last week. The date for parliament to reconvene MUST be on the date determined, agreed to and set by Parliament IN SESSION, not a date set by the Speaker or anybody OUTSIDE OF A PARLIAMENTARY SESSION. This is simple and clear. By law, the speaker cannot recall parliament after a proper adjournment. I think the agreement of all MPs on 13 Nov constitutes a valid agreement on a date (unless one was struck by lightning or shell shocked like William Duma was. He's forgiven of course, why na Kange?). When all MPs in parliament agree to adjourn to a set date,

A VONC for April 2021 is Disastrous

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  David Kawage Bitno The opposition opted to name their alternate PM after the Supreme Court Decision. If both the National Budget and the VONC are in favour of opposition, it will compel the Governor General’s intervention to order a date for Parliament to convene. Though the opposition pledges to remain intact, an alternate PM nominee is in limbo. The dominant PNC Party under O’Neil is clandestine to eye for the top post but its leader O’Neil tenacious court challenges will toss him to the fringe. An imaginable revolution of PNC Party leadership in dispensing the reign to his deputy MP Richard Maru will keep the hope of PNC for the highest post blooming. If Richard Maru don the party leader role will perhaps crumble the opposition bloc because of Sepik politics animosity presence. NA leadership will be put to reality check, a palpable atmosphere for Patrick Pruaitch and his NA collaborator to switch is looming. If NA is given the top post, a disintegration and shift of Sepik MPs to g

PNG will lose Porgera Mine as a direct consequence of James Marape’s attempt to sloganize his way to receive likes on Social Media & praise from unsuspecting religious clowns in PNG

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by CHARLES YANNI While these 111 men are moving from camp to camp and sipping wine while enjoying the luxuries of two of the most expensive hotels in Papua New Guinea, 2650 former employees of Barrick and their families are still waiting for the government of Papua New Guinea to provide alternative solutions so that they can provide for their struggling families. It has been well over 8 months and there has been no agreement reached regarding the future of the mine. Recent pictures have revealed that the mine pit in the Porgera Mine is beginning to silt up. It is crucial to take note that if the drainage system and Yunarilama waste portal become plugged, any attempt to restart the mine could become difficult operationally. Some experts predict that it will be practically impossible and if by any chance the mine is restarted, it is likely to take some considerable amount of time. The care and maintenance team on the ground need to be critical and keep on top of the situation, they have

SUPREME COURT DESTROY SPEAKER'S "BUSH LAWYER" TACTICS

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SC TO MAKE DECISION NEXT WEEK, WIN FOR PROCESS AND RULE OF LAW By Lawyer Anthorney Rake form the Court Room: I will briefly state the argument by Lawyers in the submissions in respect to the Constitutional Reference filed by Peter O'Neil. Firstly the Lawyers for O'Neill argued that Section 2 of the Organic Law on the calling of meetings was a wrong provision the Speaker used to recall the Parliament on th3 17th of November 2020 with less then 12 hours Notice. This is because what Belden Namah did on the 13th of November 2020 to adjourn the Parliament was correct within the meaning of Section 111 of the Constitution where it provides that any member of Parliament can adjourn the sitting. As well, what Belden Namah did was adjourned the Parliament. Section 2 of the Organic Law on the Calling of Parliament is very clear: it only relates to calling of Parliament, and not Motion to Adjourn Parliament (Please have a read of Section 111 of the Constitution in conjunction with Sect

Sashindra Muthuvel threaten by Kramer

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JACIN PERAKIN Hon. Sasindra Muthuvel when resigning as the State Enterprise Minister claimed that he was being harassed by Police Minister Bryan Kramer aka, Scientist, Legal Analyst, Pimp and dog catcher. Minister Kramer was using the Police to intimidate and harassed the good West New Britain Governor. In a press statement following his resignation, Governor Muthuvel says “I am being forced to appoint people to SOE boards that are not qualified or appoint Managing Directors who are clearly incompetent or have conflicts of interest” One would wonder why the good Governor feels that he has been undermined and forced to appoint people to SOE boards and management roles who are incompetent and have a lot of conflict of interest. What is the conflict of interest in some of the appointment? Following yesterday’s reports that Minister Kramer is having an affair with Alicia Sahib who is the wife of Dinesh Shankar, we now have confirmed that Dinesh Shankar works with Kumul Consolidated Holding

RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW - AND CAST OUT THE SHADOW

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by PAUL AMATIO I was sent a video made a few days ago which was meant to discredit Belden Namah for his role n 2011. And I have to admit, t did a very good job of it because it brought back all the pain and anger I felt then about those who flaunted and overruled and disrespected the law for personal gain and have boasted about it and then lived and run free to tell the tale. In that regard, Peter O'Neil and Belden Namah, as well as Sam Basil, do have a lot to answer for. The video also captures very well the public position statement made by James Marape at that time in support of Grand Chief Somare and the legitimate government. As one of those who were on the ground then behind the GC, I particularly liked the way Mr Marape described the reasons for the existence of the Courts and how they are the final recourse for all citizen of PNG. Hence the need to respect their ruling and follow them. I, therefore, beseech MPs of both sides to abide by whatever decision is handed down this

TIME FOR YOUNG LEADERS TO RISE UP

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by  David Kawage Bitno Tributes and commendations must be given to where it’s due. For the Prime Minister James Marape’s succession to the top echelon is the toil of an original opposition tagged as the Laguna Camp. In this latest political landscape, there are some critical questions that will generate certain acumen on the political movements and provides a likely effect of a new government; Who are the genuine power brokers to end the PNC regime? Does PM James Marape owe Peter O’Neil and his PNC Party? Will Duma succeed as DPM? Does the National Alliance (NA) Party postures as a strong contender for DPM? Who will form the next government? Is it the Vanimo Opposition Camp or the Loloata Government Camp? Will PM Marape live up to his dream to make PNG a Rich Christian Black Nation? Let us examine each of the above enthralling questions. Who are the real power brokers to end the PNC regime? If it was not a thoughtful execution by Marape in dumping PNC, then whose agenda? Let’s not forg

GOVERNMENT WITHOUT NUMBERS HAS COLLAPSED

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by LUTHER WENGE One of the Papua New Guinea’s outstanding constitutional lawyers and former Morobe Governor, Luther Wenge, has spoken out regarding the latest political saga, where 12 ministers under Prime Minister James Marape, defected and joined the Opposition. Mr Wenge (Pictured) says in Parliament, it is all about the numbers and the Opposition under Vanimo-Green MP, Belden Namah, mastered their numerical strength to suspend the order of the day and moved two important motions that Friday. This is the view from Mr Wenge, on the recent saga, which he adds has seen Prime Minister James Marape effectively, having lost control of his own government coalition. This, Mr Wenge says, is alright as long as the Opposition leader has the numbers to back him up because all motions on the floor of parliament must be backed with the actual numbers of Members of Parliament, voting in support. On the 2021 national budget passage on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Wenge says unlike the moving of motions in

Kramer using mistress to Spy on Politician?

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Bryan Kramer who stands tall as the 'Lighthouse' of Madang seems to have his lights being deemed by his action to break a marriage of a beautiful family who moved to PNG. Dinesh Shankar marriage to Alicia Sahib which she bore him 2 beautiful boys has been broken by a power drunken politician in Bryan Kramer. This shouldn't be seen as a surprised to anyone as Kramer has a history of 'ice-filled' parties in a private residence in PNG for a number of years now. However, Kramer has decided to take Dinesh wife and make it his own even though they are both friends on Facebook.  What's the trade-off? He ensures Dinesh works with Kumul Consolidated Holdings to keep his mouth shut after Dinesh restaurant ran into financial problems. But why Alicia Shankar of all other single women in PNG and even abroad? Well, Alicia works with Bank of South Pacific. She has access to everyone's Banking Details and she can quickly tell Kramer where it's the person getting his mon