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THE NPF SCANDAL AND OTHER HIDDEN STORES ABOUT KASIGA KELLY NARU ARE NOW EMERGING

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by MICHAEL PASSINGAN
The wonderful thing about the social media is that at least some people involved in it try to dig deeper to uncover hidden truths.  
Many were shocked when Mr Do Gooder, Kelly Naru, doing something kind of bad, like strongly endorsing the most corrupt PM in PNG's history during the recent Vote of No Confidence. 

If you ask educated people living in or around Lae what they think of Naru, you hear several issues of concern:

-he follows a strategy of putting his face in public places next to a face of Jesus Christ.  He puts these 2 images onto billboards, Kelly Naru with Jesus Christ in the background or above Naru's face.

-before he was elected, for several years he was conspicuous in Morobe Province, giving money to this, that, and the other persons or groups.  Almost always  there happened to be a camera ready to record the event, so that both a photo and a happy story about Naru's gift giving would be published in one of the newspapers.  Kelly Naru seemed …

ITS SOMARE! COURT ORDERS SOMARE TO BE RESTORED AS PM

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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 amendments in parliament to leg…

ITS SOMARE! COURT ORDERS SOMARE TO BE RESTORED AS PM

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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 amendments in parliament to l…

SOMETHINGS BURNING

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PAUL REINBARA
We know now partly on what transpired on the floor of the last session when Parliament rose to appoint Paulias Matane, it is ironic to think that 8 years in one position as the Speaker of the House would at least instil some experience in the running of the Parliament but our Speaker Jeffrey Nape is somewhat a total villager and is not even capable in seeking advice before making a ruling.
Speaker Jeffrey Nape had the Parliament Clerk Mr. Don Pandan a very experienced public officer who in the past has worked under the likes of now Rigo MP Mr. Ano Pala and former Chief Ombudsman Mr. Simon Pentanu. 
He has heaps of lawyers working in Parliament under him to which he can seek advice given the limited knowledge he has in running the affairs of Parliament. 
Yet he chose not to and allowed to be bullied around by the government and allowed for the “nomination” of Sir Paulias to be declared the winner without having a secret ballot. What carnage and what a blow to the Parliamenta…

SOMETHINGS BURNING

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PAUL REINBARA
We know now partly on what transpired on the floor of the last session when Parliament rose to appoint Paulias Matane, it is ironic to think that 8 years in one position as the Speaker of the House would at least instil some experience in the running of the Parliament but our Speaker Jeffrey Nape is somewhat a total villager and is not even capable in seeking advice before making a ruling.
Speaker Jeffrey Nape had the Parliament Clerk Mr. Don Pandan a very experienced public officer who in the past has worked under the likes of now Rigo MP Mr. Ano Pala and former Chief Ombudsman Mr. Simon Pentanu. 
He has heaps of lawyers working in Parliament under him to which he can seek advice given the limited knowledge he has in running the affairs of Parliament. 
Yet he chose not to and allowed to be bullied around by the government and allowed for the “nomination” of Sir Paulias to be declared the winner without having a secret ballot. What carnage and what a blow to the Parliamenta…

NAPE UNLAWFUL, SIR PAULIAS APPOINTMENT VOID, BLOW FOR SOMARE

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AAP

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled the reappointment of the country's governor-general was unconstitutional and invalid.
Controversy surrounded the June installation of Sir Paulias Matane, who critics said was appointed by the government despite numerous breaches of parliamentary process.
On Friday, the full bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the appointment was unconstitutional because Sir Paulias was not selected after a secret ballot in parliament. Advertisement: Story continues below
The court found Speaker Jeffrey Nape acted unlawfully by presiding over parliament at a time he was acting governor-general.
"Sir Paulias shall cease to hold office as GG at 12 midday on Dec 2010," the court declared.
"As soon as practical call a meeting of parliament to nominate the next governor-general, within 40 days of this order."
Outspoken opposition member Sam Basil told AAP the Sir Michael Somare-led government regularly used a compliant speaker…

NAPE UNLAWFUL, SIR PAULIAS APPOINTMENT VOID, BLOW FOR SOMARE

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AAP

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled the reappointment of the country's governor-general was unconstitutional and invalid.
Controversy surrounded the June installation of Sir Paulias Matane, who critics said was appointed by the government despite numerous breaches of parliamentary process.
On Friday, the full bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the appointment was unconstitutional because Sir Paulias was not selected after a secret ballot in parliament. Advertisement: Story continues below
The court found Speaker Jeffrey Nape acted unlawfully by presiding over parliament at a time he was acting governor-general.
"Sir Paulias shall cease to hold office as GG at 12 midday on Dec 2010," the court declared.
"As soon as practical call a meeting of parliament to nominate the next governor-general, within 40 days of this order."
Outspoken opposition member Sam Basil told AAP the Sir Michael Somare-led government regularly used a compliant speaker…

Opposition refers Nape to Ombudsman

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NATIONAL

NATIONAL Parliament Speaker Jeffery Nape has been referred to the Ombudsman Commission for not entertaining in parliament the opposition’s vote of no-confidence motion against the government in July. The opposition delivered its complain to the Ombudsman Commission last month and referred the abrupt adjournment of parliament for three months to Nov 16 was a tactic used by the government to avoid defeat through a vote of no-confidence.
The complaint, which the Ombudsman confirmed receiving, said Nape was in breach of his duties and responsibilities of the leadership code provided under the National Constitution. “Our notice of motion for a vote of no-confidence was lodged but the speaker never had the matter listed on the notice paper for mention that day,” deputy opposition leader Bart Philemon said.
“Nor did he (Nape) mentioned that such a notice of motion had been presented before his office and the manner in which it was to be dealt with.” Philemon said instead, Nape accepted …

Opposition refers Nape to Ombudsman

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NATIONAL

NATIONAL Parliament Speaker Jeffery Nape has been referred to the Ombudsman Commission for not entertaining in parliament the opposition’s vote of no-confidence motion against the government in July. The opposition delivered its complain to the Ombudsman Commission last month and referred the abrupt adjournment of parliament for three months to Nov 16 was a tactic used by the government to avoid defeat through a vote of no-confidence.
The complaint, which the Ombudsman confirmed receiving, said Nape was in breach of his duties and responsibilities of the leadership code provided under the National Constitution. “Our notice of motion for a vote of no-confidence was lodged but the speaker never had the matter listed on the notice paper for mention that day,” deputy opposition leader Bart Philemon said.
“Nor did he (Nape) mentioned that such a notice of motion had been presented before his office and the manner in which it was to be dealt with.” Philemon said instead, Nape accepted …