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How Peter O’Neill Mismanaged PNG's Economy.

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by HARINI MATABI ALUMALE

PNGeans, we seem to FORGET things very easily and blow with the wind of PROPAGANDA to believe falsified make-believe social media posts, controlled mainstream media headlines (controlled by conglomerate Foreign companies & Former regime), and gossips on the streets.
Those of you praising your Master on Media and Facebook forums must read this carefully and this are few but I will post in details from time to time .

Peter O’Neill|KING wiru Mari | Leadership

1. The K37 billion loan (dinau) incurred by former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill that you and me and our children will have to 'repay' in the years to come.

2. The inflated contracts in billions of Kina by Peter O'Neill that was swept under the carpet in the name of "Infrastructure". The 10% cuts and excessive overpriced costs for all infrastructures are something that PNGeans must know.

For example, the back road from 9mile to Gerehu/Baruni costed almost to a billion Kina when it shou…

INVESTIGATIONS & ARRESTS

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by PAUL AMATIO
To Secure Convictions, Satisfy Public Indignation or Just Going Through The Motions?
The recent Waigani Committal Court decision by Magistrate Ernest Wilmot must now be seen as a matter of national interest because it involved the alleged abuse of K80 millions of public funds – money that this country can ill afford to squander, impinged on the reputations of those charged and implicated and also on those who investigated the allegations and made the arrests.
The costs of the investigation itself would come close to several million as well, I suspect.
The learned magistrate cited “abuse of process” as the reason for dismissing the entire 22 charges. So this means that in not a single of these 22 charges did the investigators fail to abuse the process. It would have been enlightening indeed if His Worship had made mention of exactly what process was abused or how the abuse of process occurred. I suppose we will have to find out if and when this matter is appealed.
We are now …

AN OPEN LETTER TO PAUL PARAKA

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by GARY YAMKA KIAP

Dear Mr. Paraka:
The April 7, 2017 issue of the Post Courier reported how you announced with much fanfare before thousands of Papua New Guineans your intention to contest for member of Parliament as the leader of GRUF (Grass Roots United Front).  You were rather gruff in the assertions you made.

You stated that if elected you would pass legislation to the effect that “all open members and governors will never come to the city of Port Moresby”, with the only exception being during sessions of Parliament.
You also said that you would “monitor the movements” of Members of Parliament to ensure that they are spending time in their districts.

It is a waste of tax payer resources to have numerous government spies shadowing the movements of MPs 24/7.  Or was it you plan to have electronic devices attached to the ankles of each MP to trace their every step?  It sounds like a high level of government surveillance as promoted in George Orwell’s book 1984.

You have failed to consider…

PARAKA IS PROTECTED SPECIES ASK LUPARI WHO GOT K3.7 MILLION THOUGH PARAKA LAWYERS.

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by JACOB YAMBU

AS LONG AS ISAAC LUPARI IS CHIEF SECRETARY, PAUL PARAKA WILL BE PAID, THEY GO WAY BACK, JAMES MARAPE CAN BE A LOUD MOUTH AS LONG AS HE WANTS, BUT BY GETTING ISAAC LUPARI IN AS CHIEF SECRETARY PARAKA HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED WHAT HE SET TO ATTAIN, MARAPE IS JUST A POLITICAL FIGURE HEAD, HE CANT BE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME, BY HOOK OR CROOK, WHEN YOU HAVE A CROOK SITTING IN AS CHIEF SECRETARY HE WILL HAVE HIS WAY.


Prime Minister Peter O’Neill likes to talk tough about cracking down on corruption but his own Chief Secretary was recommended for prosecution in the Finance Department Commission of Inquiry report for fraudulently claiming K3.7 million as part of the Paraka Scams which have cost PNG hundreds of million…

Former Ambassador to the European Union, Departmental Head and now Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari stole K3.7 million from the people of PNG through false claims for breach of contract according to the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the Finance Depa…

MARAPE TO PARAKA - ENOUGH STEALING PLEASE!

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by JAMES MARAPE MP Today I was informed of a circulation in FB and PNGBLOGS.COM website on latest Paraka Lawyers claim for money at Finance again for so call outstanding unpaid bills.
Using this public forum may I confirm that this law firm unashamedly submits yet again another claim of K24.1million addressed to Finance Secretary. I was presented a copy of this claim and I feel this firm has lost its human and moral mind. For them to have the audacity to resubmit another claim after causing so much pain to some of us when in late October 2012 i instructed for State Solicitor to verify the Bills he submitted that time, yet he and few officers colluded to run four separate payments ( 14m im November 2012, 8m in Dec 2012, 6m in March 2013, 8m in May 2013).
This firms appetite for money has caused many person loss of job, many family suffer, many of us fighting to clear ourselves because the firm's continuous scrupulous manner of bill submission. The taxation matter I filled in Nationa…

BREAKING NEWS: PAUL PARAKA SEEKS K24 MILLION PAYMENTS

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by STEVEN ANDRE
The law firm at the centre of fraud allegations involving the Prime Minister and many other high-ranking people in PNG is ‘striking again’.
In a letter dated 26th January 2016, Paul Paraka writes to Secretary for Finance, Dr Ken Ngangen, for some outstanding payments of K24.1 million. The bills comprised of a K12.940 million principal amount as purportedly confirmed by two National Court Orders in 2007 and interest component of K11.170 million. Mr Paraka claims that the bills were cleared by the Solicitor General in 2005 and two National Court orders subsequently confirmed it. He claims that the bills were not paid in the past because there were some Supreme Court cases pending and now that the cases had been concluded in July 2014, the Department of Finance is legally obliged to make these payments, failure to which would result in contempt of court proceedings. Mr Paraka refers to a letter by the Attorney General Ano Pala dated 6th July 2014 to then Commissioner of Pol…

PARAKAGATE - ANO PALA ALLEGEDLY CONSPIRED WITH PETER O’NEILL & OTHERS

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by SONJA BARRY RAMOI

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUSTICE of Papua New Guinea, Attorney General & Minister for Justice Ano Pala’s application for orders to restrain the then Commissioner of Police Geoffrey Vaki and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary from arresting him was heard by His Honour Justice George Manuhu earlier this week, over a two day period, on Tuesday the 27th & Wednesday the 28th of October 2015.

In the matter listed as ‘SCM NO. 26 OF 2015’, His Worship Presiding Magistrate Cosmas Bidar was named as First Respondent, the then Commissioner of Police Geoffrey Vaki as Second Respondent, and The Independent State of Papua New Guinea as Third Respondent.
In handing down his Ruling, His Honour Justice Manuhu cited the following cases: Wari Mugining v R [1975] PNGLR 352, Rimbink Pato v Anthony Manjin (1999) SC62, Eremas Wartoto v The State (2015) SC1411; and stated:
“This is an application by the Appellant made pursuant to Section 5 (1) (b) of the Supreme Court Act 197…

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

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What is happening to OS (JR) No 485 of 2014? Why is there an undue holdup?

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by PETER BALOS

The newly NEC appointed Police Commissioner Gari Baki says that he is awaiting “…the decision of the Supreme Court on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s case before he decides on what action to take.”. People of PNG, the question we should ask is: ‘Which Supreme Court (SC) case regarding Mr. O’Neill is Baki adverting to?’ Let me clarify what appears to be wilful misinformation by Baki to confuse the bulk (of us) and delude us into thinking that there is a SC case regarding O’Neill currently afoot.

The Reality

On 12 June 2014, the Port Moresby District Court constituted by her Worship Chief Magistrate Nerrie Eliakim, on application, issued a warrant of arrest against the incumbent PM pursuant to section 8 of the Arrest Act 1977. The National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Squad (Police) and Investigation Task Force Sweep accused that PM engaged himself in official corruption, viz., issued direction to the then Finance Secretary Steven Gibson that remarkably excessive sum of money …