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Prime minister daughter become personal adviser ! is it true.....

March 11 2003 at 2:21 PM
MP Cleaner 

How weird & hypocritic is our Prime minster ,to politically appointed his very daughter to be his immediate advisor.Does any one out there have any infor regarding malpractice? What qualification does her daughter has to be politically considered as an advisor? If it is tru,It will be a clear sign of maladmin, People ! We are heading noway.....

Please! Tell the world if it is tru?

Office cleaner

 
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TD

hope not tru ya!!!

March 12 2003, 12:03 AM 

Hey man, I am with you...I wish in my heart that it is not true.....

I wonder how many people interviewed her!!! or wait, you said she was APPOINTED...now that sounds totally sickening...

I bet she is some kinda lawyer or something...I hope she did some economics and public finance or that sort of stuff about from laws...at least the basics...

Man, I think we will make history...PNG, the only country in the world...the PM and the daughter heading the gov't...sounds so good but.....

Anyway, hope to find out too....

Sori tru, ino mean lo bagarapim PM bilong yumi but olsem...taim bilong discussion...

TD




 
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TD

Re: hope not tru ya!!!

March 12 2003, 12:06 AM 

hey, on the second note...I would think that you would be in a better position to know because you are the MP cleaner and have access to more infor than us maybe.....

LOL!!!

TD

 
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Cleaner

Re: Re: hope not tru ya!!!

March 12 2003, 12:21 PM 

It doesn't mean mean that he works in parliment, Just a house cleaner.

Man u ting , mi wok long parlament,
sori, Haus boi tasol ya.

Cleaner

 
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TD

Re: Re: Re: hope not tru ya!!!

March 12 2003, 1:41 PM 

ah,haus boy tasol...?? ok..mi ting long parliament ya, na sapos haus boi, wanem ino no nap long save...

no olsem...ah...

LOL!
TD

 
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Jay

yumi yet PNG

March 13 2003, 10:43 AM 

Maski nau yah...yumi yet ronim PNG yah...papa, pikinini na olgeta lain olsem ya.....

 
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wisemahn

is there any law against that in png???

March 13 2003, 11:00 AM 

hi folks, i was just wondering whether there is any law that restricts anyone at a managerial/executive position to employ his/her wantok.

through observations in australia, nepotism is a very serious offence. employing people on their merits is their no. 1 HR policy.

so i can't make any comments on PM appointing his own daughter to be his personal advisor. and also i'm confused because the person who posted this notice mentioned "personal advisor". is she his personal advisor or his media reporter? please confirm.

just a thought, folks.

cheers


 
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Anonymous

Re: is there any law against that in png???

March 13 2003, 11:11 AM 

I don't see any problems with it....as long as she's qualified and the proper procedures were followed in employing her. She's probably a very bright young lady and her father finds her advice invaluable so he's employed her.
President Clinton, when he took office, immediately appointed his wife to a national Taskforce on Health not just because she was his wife but because he know she was capable of contributing a lot.

 
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DeCay

A Question of Nepotism Vs Spreading the Common Resources

March 13 2003, 11:15 AM 

It is the question of spreading the limited resources around so that everyone benefits. It would be immoral for the lapun man to keep the public money (i.e. salary for the appointee) within his own household, yu know what I mean?

Why not appoint some Kanges or Orokaivas to do that job so that the common resources are evenly spread...


 
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Anonymous

Re: A Question of Nepotism Vs Spreading the Common Resources

October 19 2009, 12:28 AM 

this is astounding news.

 
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A.S

Somare can appoint anyone he wants as a member of his support staff.

March 13 2003, 11:33 AM 

The Prime Minister, just like any other member of the Parliament, can appoint anyone of his choosing to be a member of his support staff. Just like former Indonesian President Ibrahim Wahid who appointed his daughter as his "interpretor" and advisor, Sir Michael can choose anyone he wants to be a member of his support staff.

Cheers




 
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Fed Up

Daughter to blame?

March 13 2003, 11:49 AM 

Does that mean we blame Somare daughter for lack of leadership and change in PNG? He need new adviser!

 
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A.S

Re: Daughter to blame?

March 13 2003, 11:53 AM 

Maybe you should blame yourself. After all, you elected the government.

 
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Mighty Aphrodite

Re: Daughter to blame?

April 12 2003, 11:40 AM 

I doubt she plays a huge role in the leadership of the country. There are so many others who contribute to the decision making process of the country so your finger pointing is a little mis-directed.

 
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TD

"A.S"

March 17 2003, 4:11 PM 

Hey A.S,

Maybe there is no law against it but we must realise that in PNG wantok system is rife...plenti ol lain long bikpela position save appointim ol wantok bilong ol or people they know...

So when cases as such arise, it is always worth questioning...

It is not like we are saying it is bad...maybe it is...people take it differently...I don't know.

Personally, I don't think it is worth using the example of the former Indonesian President...because I doubt if the Sir Micheal appointed his daughter because of that...

More to that, I am sure there are other gradutes in Journalism and people who have the experience...but then again, the bottom line is, Sir Micheal (no offence here) chooses whom he wants.

TD

 
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A.S

Re: "A.S"

March 17 2003, 5:39 PM 

The example of the Indonesian PM, and Bush's daughters, Clinton's wife, shows that it is acceptable practice for leaders to appoint relatives to their support staff. There is nothing wrong with Somare appointing his daughter to his staff as an advisor.

 
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TD

Re: Re: "A.S"

March 17 2003, 9:22 PM 

Thanks,

Well, of course that is common practise for the leaders as such but wouldn't you think to a certain extent...or maybe regarding the actual occupation.

Very true that there is nothing wrong as long as she can do her job...I would personally think that it is not really good though.

Not that I am complaining but I am sure he could have looked further than his daughter.

Anyway, I think being the PR officer would be million times better than being a ADVISOR. To be an advisor is definitely a NO, whether she would have the qualifications or not...she wouldn't be the only one to fit in that position.


cheers
TD


 
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Gaindu

Wrong

March 13 2003, 12:46 PM 

She is not his advisor. Get your facts right before making postings like that.The daughter you are reffering to is his media reporter (Aide).She is in charge of his PR and image with the national and international audience.She is not in a position to advice him on matters pertaining to his position as a head of government although she may from time to time offer advice on a personal level as a daughter and confidante.

Gaindu

 
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banker

Re: Wrong

March 13 2003, 2:24 PM 

As far as I know, Somare has employed one of his daughters as his PR Officer. Whilst it is his prerogative to appoint whomever he sees fit to his office it is also his prerogative as a leader (and Prime Minister) to be seen to be free of nepotism and conflict of interest. This is a taxpayer funded job which should go to the best person for the job.

What would happen if John Howard appointed his daughter as his PR advisor!?!

Not good enough.

 
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A.S

Re: Re: Wrong

March 13 2003, 2:37 PM 

Banker, a MP can appoint anybody to be a member of his support staff, whether a relative or not. Even George Bush has his daughters as part time staff during their college vacations.

Somare can appoint anyone to be his PR officer, whether a relative or otherwise. Its his prerogative and is an appointment that is neither subject to Ombudsman scrutiny nor the PSC.

 
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