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7 NEW ELECTORATES, 7 NEW ATM FOR POLITICIANS

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  by JACKSON KIAKARI Parliament today debated the amendment to create 7 new Districts in the country. And I must say the Opposition Leader raised some very important, serious and pragmatic concerns around the rationale behind such an amendment and its associated impacts. I will leave the post-parliamentary debate to constitutional law experts and others who know the technicalities better to dive deeper into the pros and cons of such an important change. What I could not help notice was that the majority of the debate was staged on a misconception and flawed understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a member of parliament. Parliament in the 3 arms of government is known as the Legislature or the Legislative Arm of Government. And a member of Parliament by that definition is a Legislator! In my layman understanding, A legislator’s role and responsibility is to introduce, debate and pass laws, amendments, reforms and other changes. Again, I will accept the correction of subject

The Original Corruption Fighters

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by  Paul Amatio Corruption entered this country and became systematic when those in power chose to abuse their positions for their personal gain. In so doing, they also perverted the laws of the land which had been designed, perhaps at a time when corruption was not endemic. Over time, it appears to have become entrenched in society. Pacific and Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to it because of many reasons, in my view. The first is our traditional systems of reciprocity. The second is because of the traditional trust we placed in our leaders and big men. In Melanesia, there were no Chiefs, particularly in the highlands of PNG. Chiefs were found among the Polynesian and Micronesian descendants living mainly along the coastlines. Certain cultures had them of course, like the Maimai’s in New Ireland. Irrespective of that, we as a people lived within and under the rule of law, both before and after the white man came. These laws were strict and set. Infringement carried various

HOW O'NEILL MANAGED TO SILENCE AND OVERCOME HIS BIGGEST CRITICS IN THE OPPOSITION

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Peter O'Neill has successfully silenced and neutralised three of his biggest and most vocal critics who were in the opposition benches in the previous term of Parliament. With a highly corrupt and heavily manipulated election process, Don Polye stood no chance as O'Neill targeted his Kandep Electorate with very heavy police and military presence during election 2017. The result is that Don Polye was ousted under a questionable election process, the outcome of which is yet to be decided by the courts to this very day. The court process to hand down a decision on the Kandep seat is being unnecessarily delayed and this indicates that the judiciary may not be operating freely from political control and interference. Kandep was one of the seats that experienced violence during the election and how they managed to conclude the election process and declare a winner remains a mystery. Belden Namah and Sam Basil managed to get through the first hurdle by winning t

O'NEILL IS NO LEADER IF SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BURNS - NAMAH

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by Belden N. Namah MP As in the game of Chess, O'Neill’s opening in assuming power was indeed truly remarkable because people like me made it possible. While he did not take us all to the moon it was still a remarkable ride. Two major loss he suffered recently may perhaps lead to the beginning of his end game. The two major losses he suffered recently are of his own making. First, by dragging his foot on an Electronic Election with the hope of influencing the outcome of the 2017 O'Neill woke up after the 2017 election results started coming in to see his majority in Parliament decimated from 60 members to only 23. We also saw for the first time under his leadership unprecedented level of election-related violence in the Capital of all the highlands Provinces with over 25 deaths and millions in losses and damages to property. The election violence continues unabated today in his own Capital of Mendi where he remains powerless in restoring normalcy and where the enti

IS PNC INTACT? -THE INSIDE TRACK ON A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

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by BRYAN KRAMER A hot political issue right now is the looming vote of no confidence against the O'Neill Government. It's an issue I have been tracking for some time and carried out a degree of research into. So will the Opposition succeed? Well it may not succeed in changing the Government but it may initiate a course of action that just succeed in removing Peter O'Neill as the head of the Government. On October 12, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare dropped a political bombshell announcing he had tendered his resignation from the National Alliance Party. It was reported Somare was concerned about how the economy was being mismanaged. He could not remain in the Party that supported the O'Neill Government and what he termed as the habitual illegal and negligent actions of Peter O'Neill as the Prime Minister. Somare's decision fuelled speculations that a vote of no confidence against O'Neill was imminent. Peter O'Neill was quick to res

NATIONAL COURT STAYS BAKI'S DECISION TO TERMINATE ELUH AND GITUA.

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BRYAN KRAMER BREAKS DOWN THE HISTORY BEHIND THE DECISION TO TERMINATE TWO SENIOR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE ARREST OF PRIME MINISTER O'NIELL by BRYAN KRAMER   While many were jubilant and surprised by the news of National Court's ruling to stay (stop) Commissioner of Police Gary Baki's decision to terminate Assistant Commissioner of Police Thomas Eluh and Deputy Director of National Fraud & Anti-Corruption Directorate Timothy Gitua, for me the ruling was expected. The Judiciary operates under strict guidelines, rules, procedures and principles all based on several hundred years of precedent (previous court rulings). The judiciary is the branch of government which administers justice according to law. The two other branches are Parliament and the National Executive Council (NEC) made up of Government Ministers and chaired by Prime Minister , also referred to as the Executive Government or Cabinet. The role of Parliament is to make the laws, while N

CORRUPT, CRAZY AND DESPERATE O’NEILL’S FINGER PRINTS AT EVERY TURN

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CORRUPT PETER O’NEIL’S FINGER PRINT IN BANNING AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS, SACKING FRAUD SQAD OFFICERS AND NOW CHIEF MAGISTRATE ON O’NEIL’S SHOPPING LIST.   by YAKAN LEPAKAILI Desperate and crook Peter O’Neil’s finger-print is evident banning Greg Egan and Terence Lombert, sacking Thomas Eluh and Timothy Gitua and now; Chief Magistrate Nerrie Eliakim is on O’Neil’s shopping list. He tried to oust deputy Chief Justice, Justice Gibbs Salika but to no avail. Justice G. Salika was handling controversial Jimmy Maladina who is a close ally of O’Neil defrauding NPF in big time. When questioned in Parliament by Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, Peter O’Neil pretended he had no knowledge about such a scheme to oust the Deputy Chief Justice and as always, with choice of words, he played down. When will this madness of crook Peter O’Neill end? He is having tight grip on the top cop and next is the magisterial services. He has a surprise for PNG and don’t be alarmed for his next calculative move

COMMISSIONER QUERIES CONFIDENTIALITY OF POLICE INVESTIGATIONS BEING POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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by BRYAN KRAMER Today's post Courier ran a front page story suggesting the Commissioner of Police Gary Baki is querying how confidential investigations by National Fraud & Anti-Corruption ended up being posted on Social Media. The daily paper quoted Baki having concerns as to why there was a need to go to media on public matters which are supposed to be confidential police investigations. He added that the actions of Mr Damaru and Mr Gitua undermined the integrity of the office of the Commissioner of Police. "This is a serious breach of discipline and amounts to insubordination. In fact they are treating the office of the Commissioner of Police with contempt. Why wasn't I briefed prior to the securing of the warrant of arrest?" Mr Baki said. "Why wasn't I briefed in the three days prior to my directive for the briefing after having read this matter on Facebook?" he said. In response I would like to clarify that I never obtai

ITS SOMARE! COURT ORDERS SOMARE TO BE RESTORED AS PM

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Removed as MP but is he back? The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea has given the O'Neill/Namah Government a major blow after it ruled this afternoon that the actions of the August the 2nd was unconstitutional and that there was no vacancy in the position of Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare. 3 out of 5 judges say there was no vacancy in PM's office and election of O'Neill was unconstitutional At this stage it is not sure what will happen to this government, whilst the court was in full bench ruling on the case, over at Parliament there was only one member of the opposition and the full government bench with the back-benchers debating the National Budget handed down last week. Reports are are sketchy at this stage but at this stage there is likely to be a show-down between the Judiciary and the Legislative brances of the government to interpret the ruling. In other developments, it was reported on overseas media that the Papua New Guinean government has passed a series of

ITS SOMARE! COURT ORDERS SOMARE TO BE RESTORED AS PM

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Removed as MP but is he back? The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea has given the O'Neill/Namah Government a major blow after it ruled this afternoon that the actions of the August the 2nd was unconstitutional and that there was no vacancy in the position of Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare. 3 out of 5 judges say there was no vacancy in PM's office and election of O'Neill was unconstitutional At this stage it is not sure what will happen to this government, whilst the court was in full bench ruling on the case, over at Parliament there was only one member of the opposition and the full government bench with the back-benchers debating the National Budget handed down last week. Reports are are sketchy at this stage but at this stage there is likely to be a show-down between the Judiciary and the Legislative brances of the government to interpret the ruling. In other developments, it was reported on overseas media that the Papua New Guinean government has passed a ser