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Two Major Issues for PNG - Gas Deal & RH

June 29 2006 at 8:54 AM
Anonymous 

PNG has to deal with the gas deal with Australia NOW and the reaping of timber resources by RH NOW. These two are urgent problems. We need to STOP them NOW, or we will regret for the rest of our lives. Can anyone bring these hot topics in the Election rallies in Port Moresby? If capital can spark up interest among the people to start thinking, at least the rest who are not informed would know. Ask the contestants to raise and discuss on the above two issues. Raise public awareness and debate through simply asking questions regarding the above and surely, it will attract public attention and the media.

It is about time we did something. Action must be taken NOW. We can deal with our social and other econnomical problems later but if we keep on ignoring the gas deal and RH reaping PNG dry, we will definitely suffer for the rest of our lives.

Come on PNG! Can we make the MOVE as a Nation? If the corrupt cannot see a nation, surely the grassroots can! We can say we built and fought for our nation, when the ones we sent them to do, didnt!

 
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Re: Two Major Issues for PNG - Gas Deal & RH

June 29 2006, 9:49 AM 

When I start seeing those who are posting here start to expand their audience from the hundred or so on PNGSCAPE into the tens of thousands which would be reached by letters in the PC, THEN you will start seeing some movement in POM and from people like me. But until those letters start appearing in the PC? The answer is; Pffft!!!!

 
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sampela tingting

Re: Two Major Issues for PNG - Gas Deal & RH

June 29 2006, 10:05 AM 

The people on this board are NOT the grassroots and that's why you see so little movement. You're right about what you say that the grassroots are who will change things around. NOT the educated elite. The educated elite never do any more than just spread information and educate people. That's an important role, however, and it has yet to really begin.

 
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Anonymous

4 major issues for PNG-Gas Deal (Oilsearch, ExxonMobil, RH, InterOil/NapaNapa agreement &

June 29 2006, 10:19 AM 

& fourthly, the planned Chinese invasion and take over of the Ramu mine in Madang Province.

I see 4 major issues that all relate to our government's inability to keep foreigners under control and make only agreements that serve PNG first and foreigners second.

 
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Anonymous

Re: Two Major Issues for PNG - Gas Deal & RH

June 29 2006, 10:25 AM 

If any of you live in POM, the elections are are an opportunity to gain public interest and debate. The contestants would surely hit those hot topics in any way possible to gain public support. I would ask anyone living in POM to attend the election rallies and raise the issues. You simply need to raise them and because they are hot topics, the contestants themselves will set it on fire for you and get the general public involved and talking. When you have the public thinking and talking about these issues, actions can be taken:

- Get the public not th shop at RH shopping centers
- Take some drastic action and burn the whole thing down ( I know criminals out there can actually turn good guys when it comes to matters such as these. During the UPNG early crisis where students got killed, criminals, actually brought their guns and fought against the police with the students. It was not just that they hated the police; they felt for the students, and these were not lousy packrapers; they were real-time proffessionals and 'good' guys. The grassroots of POM city took to the city with the students).
- Can the NUS do something about this? Can the NUS president, using his powers and representation attend these public rallies in POM and speak on be-half of the students and grassroots?

I tell you, if you set the people into motion, they wont stop it when they know the course is worthy and especiallly when it matters with our country. PNG is a mass diversity but its amazing how we can combine to to achieve great things at grassroots level when the top heads divert courselessly!..


 
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a-hem!

Re: Two Major Issues for PNG - Gas Deal & RH

June 29 2006, 10:38 AM 

I see where you're coming from and the points you make are spot on. But you're still talking mostly to the wrong audience.... unless you just want more facts and figures that you can use to mobilise and activate the masses.

 
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Anonymous

Questions to pin down POM by-election candidates

June 29 2006, 8:03 PM 

Candidates will promise the moon and deliver nothing unless they are pinned down. All candidates in the POM by-election should be asked the following (and the responses videotaped and sound recorded for later evidence):


1. What are they going to do to reduce the high costs of fuel for Moresby residents? Followup question-Will they pledge before this audience that they will introduce private member's bills or resolutions in parliament that cover the following:
------a plan and target date for nationalising the PNG oil/gas industry should be established, following the model of other oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Venezuela?
------Papua New Guineans should be provided fuel subsidy prices just like many other oil producing countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, India and China?
------that the 30 year agreement with InterOil should be brought back for renegotiation because it is resulting in unfairly high prices for PNG own oil for the citizens of Papua New Guinea?

...and to publicise and get public support for their actions in parliament, will start a campaign of no-cost interviews to radio, television, and newspapers to explain why they are introducing these bills?


2. What are they going to do about the low kina that causes high prices for Port Moresby consumers and which is due in great part to the ability of Asian companies and PNG politicians to send as much kina as they want out of PNG? Followup question-Will they pledge to introduce in parliament a private member's bill to reinstate the limits on currency export that existed before Julius Chan lifted them, and to widely publicise that bill before the people of Papua New Guinea in no-cost radio, television and newspaper interviews?


3. What are they going to do about the constant loopholes Asian companies are using to bring more and more Asians into PNG? Followup question-Will they pledge to introduce a resolution or member's bill in parliament to begin negotiations that will localise/nationalise Rimbunan Hijau's operations in PNG, following by other large Asian operations headquartered in Port Moresby, and that to build support for this private vill, they will widely publicise it in no-cost interviews to radio, television and newspaper reporters and programmes?

 
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Anonymous

Re: Questions to pin down POM by-election candidates

June 29 2006, 8:14 PM 

Another question for all intending candidates:

Because politicians for re-election are well known to be raising their campaign funds through demands for company and individual bribes in exchange for later favours, plus laundering and kickbacks of government money through excessive fees charge by "government contractors", will this member pledge, if he/she is elected, to introduce a private member's bill to enforce full disclosure of MP private finances, full disclosure of campaign funds raised and disbursed, with legal limits placed on the amount of money that can be raised from a single source and PROHIBITING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FOREIGN COMPANIES.

And will they pledge to publicise and get public support for their efforts by doing no-cost interviews to radio, television, and newspapers?

 
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