Re: Negotiating peaceniks have achieved NOTHING in reducing corruption.May 17 2007 at 6:12 PM
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rokrok, you're a good fellow.
Furthermore, you are absolutely right about why the Aussie police were kicked out of PNG. They were getting very close to uncovering some very nasty deals going on with politicians. Peter Yama was one of the most frightened.
The problem with using Australian police, however, is that it's like a turnkey project. The foreigners come, they set up something, they leave, and then it all falls apart again.
As long as it may take for Papua New Guineans to take charge and take hold of things, that is the way it has to be done if you want any sustainable results.
Furthermore, we will not say enough is enough and take any action until we have been screwed over enough that it effects quite a few of us personally.
You say you've just about given up because you're so numb with what's happening. I would guess that for a genuine, caring, intelligent person like you, if the corruption in our country makes you personally suffer more, you will snap out of that paralysis.
There are all kinds of things you can be doing as a smart, intelligent Papua New Guinean. There are more letters appearing in the newspapers but still not enough. One letter reached tens of thousands of people in comparison with the small number reached on the internet.
What are you waiting for?