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FOOLISH JUDGEMENT COSTING STATE MUCH NEEDED MONEY

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byLEKEM LAKI

SHORT SIGHTED WITH NO BENEFIT AND COST ANALYSIS LEADING TO FOOLISH JUDGEMENT COSTING STATE MUCH NEEDED MONEY.

I write to express my disgust and disapproval on the controversial judgement by a learned judge who presided over the election petition case between Hon. Don Pomb Polye and Alfred Luke Manase.

The judgement is thought provoking, illogical, unmerited and senseless decision in totality. Compare and contrast the statistics courtesy of electoral commission and do a benefit and cost analysis of the episode of recount. Does it warrant such a judgement?

Not merely the timing factor but the decision that is of no great benefit to the state at the crucial time when the country is rattled with gross mismanagement of country’s economy and proliferation of massive corruption courtesy of ruthless regime of PO. According to Electoral Commissioner Gamato’s testament, he needs three quarter of a million Kina (K850, 000.00) to do the recounting. In those disputed boxes, the total ball…

PETER O'NEILL'S QUEST FOR SELF PRESERVATION ADULTRATING THE JUDICIARY.

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byDIANNE RUT

Peter O'Neill's long-running legal battles were merely to protect himself. He managed to corrupt the independent institutions like Police and Ombudsman Commisson to protect him. He is spending millions of kina in legal fees legitimised by his corrupt Attorney General Ano Pala.
He has cannibalised all the small parties including coalition members. 

He has used the DSIP funds as a tool to force MPs to migrate to the Government, leaving the opposition weak numerically. Penetrating the Protected -Judiciary We have witnessed his unrestraint behaviour in exploiting and testing the limits of the Court process, ably assisted by legal predators. It is open secret that a few judges have been compromised in the process and stood up for him. 

New Developments O'Neill has manipulated his corrupt government to introduce a bill without notice in Parliament today (23/3/16) to introduce a High Court. The Bill was never in the notice paper, nor was the idea of having it was c…

THE STOOGING OF COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE

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by PAUL J REINBARA

Name alike, do alike –Geoffrey Vaki v Gari Baki
It is not an uncommon incident to see those who are named alike do alike. The two names Geoffrey Vaki and Gari Baki rhyme but do they in conduct? Some Commonalities observed are as follows.


APPOINTMENT

Both men were budded (taken from outside) into the post of the Commissioner of Police by the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill under very suspicious circumstances. The appointments were made amidst imminent arrest of PM O’Neill relating to his approval of fraudulent payments to controversial law firm Paul Paraka Lawyers.

The appointment and/or removal of Commissioner of Police just like any other head of a Department, goes through a merit based appointment process, which includes public advertisement, consultation with the Public Service Commission and NEC. Public records show that none of these processes were invoked in the appointment/removal of these two Commissioners.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS AFTER APPOINTED AS COP

The…

Watch Papua New Guinea fall

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FRUSTRATED CITIZEN

Papua New Guinea as we know is now totally corrupt, the Judiciary the last beacon of hope for PNG is not as impartial as it used to be. In recent months we very experiences Judges sitting in the National and Supreme Court have been made to quit without having their tenures extended only to be replaced by senior lawyers who have been part of this government’s grab of power and statutory corruption at the beginning.
The recent appointments of Justice Kassman and Justice Murray is a slap in the face to the Judiciary, it paints a picture of how cheap the judiciary has become by allowing two lawyers involved with the government given preference to become judges. The Chief Justice handling of the Somare Tribunal is also a signal that the mechanisms held in place in the Judiciary is crumbling and so it seems when you hear of other Judges coming out in the national media lamenting decisions made is a signal that we have a country on the verge of falling like those with a dic…

Watch Papua New Guinea fall

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FRUSTRATED CITIZEN

Papua New Guinea as we know is now totally corrupt, the Judiciary the last beacon of hope for PNG is not as impartial as it used to be. In recent months we very experiences Judges sitting in the National and Supreme Court have been made to quit without having their tenures extended only to be replaced by senior lawyers who have been part of this government’s grab of power and statutory corruption at the beginning.
The recent appointments of Justice Kassman and Justice Murray is a slap in the face to the Judiciary, it paints a picture of how cheap the judiciary has become by allowing two lawyers involved with the government given preference to become judges. The Chief Justice handling of the Somare Tribunal is also a signal that the mechanisms held in place in the Judiciary is crumbling and so it seems when you hear of other Judges coming out in the national media lamenting decisions made is a signal that we have a country on the verge of falling like those with a dic…