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PETER O’NEILL’S FOREIGN FEMALE FRIENDS DOING BUSINESS IN PNG WITH IMPUNITY

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by MICHAEL J PASSINGAN

Incredible as it may seem, existing evidence with the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) indicates that three foreign female friends of the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill have falsely claimed to be Papua New Guinean by Nationality or they have knowingly allowed false information regarding their Nationality to be wrongly registered with IPA – perhaps deliberately for the purpose of carrying on certain activities in Papua New Guinea - without due regard and compliance to existing laws and regulations; and possibly for the avoidance of paying certain fees such as high work permit fees (per annum) to the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations in Port Moresby.

Under the Investment Promotion Act 1992 consolidated to No 3 of 2004, ““foreign enterprise" means an enterprise which is not a national enterprise or a citizen; and “"national enterprise" means an enterprise more than 50% of which is owned directly or indirectly by a citizen,…”. This means t…