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SELECTING LEADERS IN NGE 2017

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A series of Articles by Sam Koim Article I: Introductory I will be publishing a series of articles as part of my contribution towards educating the public to elect reasonably qualified people to the National Parliament in this National General Elections (NGE). Every citizen has two constitutional rights under section 50 of the Constitution to determine the leadership of our country every 5 years: (1) Right to Vote and (2) Right to stand for public office. If you are dissatisfied with the status quo in your electorate, province or country, you have these two powers to invoke during this period. We all may not be in strategic governmental positions to dictate the development of this country, but we all are given the right and the opportunity to stand for public office and elect those who will be in those strategic positions by exercising our voting franchise. Whilst a minority of the population will be raising their hands up as candidates for the 111 seats in Parliament, the entire pop…

Open Letter to Sir Michael Somare

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Open Letter to Sir Michael Somare   
byJAMES PARAKISAN

Grand Chief, before you bow out of the picture, we need you.  We realize you are 80 years old and you will be retiring from PNG politics in June 2017.  At the same time your influence, stature and leadership is essential during this time of unparalleled corruption.  
The current administration is knee-deep in pekpek of its own making.  They’ve done a masterful job of sidelining and silencing Sam Koim, leader of the Task Force Sweep.  Koim was hand-picked by the O’Neill government to spearhead the drive against the corruption pervasive in all levels of government.  Then, ironically, when Koim starts making some headway in addressing government fraud, O’Neill neutralizes him.  
Sir Michael, please address two or three of the major corruption issues of the last several years.  Shout out from the rooftops about the abuse of power of the current administration.  It’s been reported once before, but the people of PNG need to hear it again.��…

WILL AUSTRALIA ACT TO CURB PNG MONEY LAUNDERING?

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by JACOB PARAKISAN

Australian Government inaction on money-laundering by corrupt Papua New Guinea politicians, their business cronies and government officials has once again been exposed by the spotlight of publicity.

Evidence given in a Singapore corruption hearing shows that former Prime Minister Michael Somare and his son Arthur used bribe money to pay off residential properties bought in Cairns a few years earlier.

The deal, in which Somare was secretly paid $US784,000 (K2.3 million), involved the laundering by Somare and his accomplices of $US3.6 million (K10 million) intended for setting up community colleges in PNG.

The court established that the $US784,000 was deposited in Somare’s Standard Chartered bank account in three payments, labelled “housing”.

One of those convicted in the Singapore money-laundering case told the court that "if you don’t pay to the PM PNG you will not be able to get business from PNG.”

 Singaporean Lim Ai Wah, who was sentenced to five years’ jail,…

POST ANALYSIS ON PM'S LAWYER'S ARREST

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by BRYAN KRAMER

On Monday 11th April 2016 Members of the National Fraud and Anti-corruption Directorate charged the Prime Minister's Lawyer Ms Tiffany Twivey for one count of allegedly attempting to pervert justice.

It is a criminal offence prescribed or defined under Section 136 of the Criminal Code. The provision or section is expressed in the following terms:

136 ATTEMPTING TO PERVERT JUSTICE.

A person who attempts, in any way not specially defined in this Code, to obstruct, prevent, pervert or defeat the course of justice is guilty of a misdemeanour.

Penalty: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

The key elements to establish a person is guilty of attempting to prevent justice (1) they attempted -put a plan in action (2) with criminal intent (3) to obstruct; pervert or defeat (4) the course or administration of justice.

Each and every element must be proven to the criminal standard off prove, being beyond reasonable doubt. In other words after considering the evidence and …

PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS, CONSTITUTION AND INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNANCE ARE AT STAKE.

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by YAKAN LEPAKAILI

The action of the deputy and acting Speaker of Parliament in the last Parliament session was well calculated and his action is not surprising but demeans the parliamentary process and democracy to say the least. This is in the light of opposition moving the motion of no-confidence notice.

Initially, when deputy opposition leader sponsored the MONC, acting Speaking called it defective. The approach acting Speaker taken to make the ruling was it proper and followed the tenets of the Parliamentary Standing Orders leaves lot to be desired.
The acting Speaker then returned the defective MONC notice to the sponsor to rectify the anomaly and surely resubmitted. In the second time, acting Speaker, on a Thursday, received the amended MONC notice.

Whilst the opposition camp was throwing heart and soul into moving the MONC, those in the opposing team had counter plans on foot to outpace opposition.

Typically, with Westminster system of governance, the oppo…

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 is to insti…

DESPERATE O’NEILL SACKS CHIEF MAGISTRATE IN MOVE TO ELIMINATE ALL OPPOSITION

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by JOSEPH MOREA

Peter O’Neill’s purging of opposition exercise reached its new height. Yes, it happened to be the Chief Magistrate Ms Nerrie Elliakim this time.

In his latest attempt to remove all opposition, Mr O’Neill directed his Chief Secretary Manasupe Zurenuoc to direct his Attorney General to suspend the Chief Magistrate. This comes after the District Court refused to entertain an application by stooged Police Officers to arrest Director of Fraud Squad Mathew Damaru, Timothy Gitua and lawyer McRonald Nale concerning some drummed up charges of perjury. In a series of events leading up to today, the public at large witnessed the following: 

Two lawyers Greg Egan and Terence Lambert acting for Task-Force Sweep members     were banned from entry.
Two high ranking police officers namely Thomas Eluh and Timothy Gitua were terminated in the most dishonourable way.
Unsuccessful attempt to obtain arrest warrant against Mathew Damaru, Timothy Gitua and McRonald Nale of Jema Lawyers.
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O’NEILL GOVERNMENT ISSUES TRAVEL BAN AGAINST FRAUD SQUAD LAWYERS

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by BRYAN KRAMER

PNG Chief Migration Officer(CMO) Mataio Rabura has issued a travel ban against National Fraud & Anti-Corruption Directorate Australian based lawyers Greg Egan and Terence Lambert from travelling into PNG.

Mr. Rabura issued the directive on 8th September 2015 to all International Airlines and PNG Provincial Border Posts directing them not to uplift Egan or his junior Counsel Lambert to enter PNG. The notice stated in no circumstances are they permitted to allow Egan and Lambert into PNG and failure to comply with the instructions may result in a penalty fee imposed onthe airline.

Egan an Australian Lawyer has been practicing law in PNG since 1988 he is currently briefed out by Jema Lawyers to act for Director of National Fraud & Anti-corruption Directorate Mathew Damaru and his Deputy Timothy Gitua in a number of National and Supreme Court cases relating to the warrant of arrest against the Prime Minister. He also acts for Task Force Sweep Chairman Sam Koim chal…