does png need a communist govt or a change in political ideology.October 30 2007 at 6:08 PM
people of png. do we need a communist govt, a dictorship or a revolutionary commitee to help bring down the problems facing us and to restore us to our former glory? has democracy failed papua new guinea. what do you think.
post your views and let us debate if png really needs a change in political ideology. please post your educated views and let us debate as educated, respectful and appreciative citizens of our proud png. please no swearing and cursing of certain individuals or organisations.
Re: does png need a communist govt or a change in political ideology.
|November 1 2007, 2:55 PM |
First of all, you need to study and understand the political systems you're talking about, then you can answer your own question.
I don't think you clearly understand what a communist government is all about. Communism was never envisioned to have dictators and most dictatorships in thie world are not communist.
We already have a near-dictatorship - consider that we have a PM who bribed his way to power and who pretty much does whatever he pleases, including ignoring investigations he doesn't like. There is little accountability. How is this much different from a dictatorship?
Do you think more of the same would be good for PNG?
Another word for dictatorship
|November 1 2007, 3:01 PM |
Thursday 01st November , 2007
Two sets of laws in PNG
DEFENCE Minister Bob Dadae made a statement that was expected to come from him since his appointment to this important portfolio.
No one outside of the National Alliance—led Government expected Mr Dadae to act in any way contrary to the wishes of the Government to stop the Moti Inquiry report ever being released to the public.
The public had always known that Mr Dadae would do exactly as he is told to do and that is to suppress the report. He has done exactly that.
It is a confirmation of the public view that there are two sets of laws in Papua New Guinea. One set of laws is for the ordinary Papua New Guineans who get bashed up daily by police for all kinds of crime and thrown into police cells with bruised bodies and then taken to court and finally to jail.
The other set of laws is for the powerful who will fight their way through the courts at any cost to prove their innocence.
Mr Dadae has just confirmed this.
His assertions that the inquiry was improperly set up and that it contravened the Defence Act should be challenged before the Supreme Court.
Everything Mr Dadae said about the report ought to be challenged before the Supreme Court.
The Minister’s challenge of the validity of the inquiry and the preparation of its report questions the integrity of Mr Justice Salika who chaired and inquiry and members of the inquiry.
This is a serious matter and cannot be ignored. The Minister has questioned the professional standing of a Judge, members of the inquiry board and all those including lawyers who assisted the inquiry in the investigations, hearing and preparation of the final report.
Mr Dadae and the Defence Council are trying to pull wool over the eyes of the people of Papua New Guinea. This could prevent the possible prosecution of many high profile people both inside politics, the public service and the Defence Force.
How can the Minister talk of taking legal action against the soldiers implicated in the report when he has rejected the same report? What about the so-called “Big Fish”?
Former Defence Minister Martin Aini has paid the ultimate price of honesty.
He may have been naïve at the time when he spoke the truth about the pressures being exerted on him at the time. But what he said was the truth and he was stripped of his ministerial portfolio.
Re: Another word for dictatorship
|November 19 2007, 7:45 PM |
In other democratic countries the prime minister and other parties involved would have gracefully resigned. Where is the democracy?
What saddens me more than the lack of accountability in this situation is the general public's lack of proactivity, as well as the lack of pressure from the media.
|November 22 2007, 3:51 PM |
If an pro communist government party were to emerge in png. Through an coup 1 of 2 things will happen. 1.Australia will cease to be an Aid donor for png immediately.
2.Western powers will do whatever they can to get rid of that government. And normally they will sponsor an resistance movement group. Which will cause thousands of people there lives. Communism is one of the worst forms of government trust me!
|November 22 2007, 4:51 PM |
We hope that the supreme court will:
1) Uphold the decision of justice Sakora on the Moti affair and refer the PM for further prosecution
2)Will declare his nomination for PM contrary to the constitution of NA party and will make his standing as PM null and void.
Our hopes are in these supreme court references....otherwise we will be subject to another 5 years of plunder. The 6.6% growth the treasurer is phyched up about is result of incompetency and corruption, otherwise we should be experiencing double digit growths.
|November 23 2007, 8:26 AM |
Yes ... Australia is already preparing for it if a situation arises that democracy is threatened in PNG. It will take back Papua (Southern Region) and all Aid money will be pumped into it. So be ready to ship Somare's capital city to Wewak or Lae.
PNG's democracy is already declined
|November 24 2007, 2:38 PM |
What do you mean, IF a situation arises that democracy is threatened in PNG?
Wake up and smell the coffee. The only reason why most of us don't see how much our democracy has been destroyed is because hardly anyone bothers to voice an opinion openly that is against what the powers that be want to hear.
Believe me, if you have the balls to criticise openly and strongly RH or any of the PM's favourite humbug programmes - you'll be harrased or threatened.
That's no sign of an active democracy. It's the sign of intimidation and a clear drift towards dictatorship.
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