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PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 21 2009 at 9:50 AM
Anonymous 

Turn up, Sir Mek tells PM

OPPOSITION leader Sir Mekere Morauta yesterday called on the Prime Minister to make sure he attended the next session of Parliament, including Question Time, every day.
The Opposition has been unable to raise questions with the Prime Minister on a number of issues in the last two weeks of sitting.
Member for Bulolo, for example, wanted to remind the Prime Minister of his commitment to give answers to the questions relating to the Police Minister and the use of funds for vehicle hire.
I also wanted to ask more about his involvement in Pacific Registry of Ships Ltd.
He still has not answered the questions I asked in April, and new issues have also come to light on the same subject.
I have been wanting to ask about climate change, but never could because the Prime Minister was not there.
In the end, I had to change tack and convert the questions to a statement, Sir Mekere said.
The health of our parliamentary democracy depends on the three organs of Government working independently and each must play its part.
The Somare Government is making a mockery of the legislature all the time.
The Opposition is fed up, the people are fed up, we are all fed up with the attitude of the Somare-National Alliance Cabinet.
They think they own the country and can do what they like, including destroying the role of Parliament, Sir Mekere said.
He accused the Prime Minister of finding a reason to travel overseas every time Parliament sits, and urged him to show up in the next session and answer outstanding questions. Parliament adjourned last Friday and will resume next week.

 
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Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 23 2009, 6:40 PM 

The people may be 'fed up' as the MP notes, but we're never fed up to actually do anything about the corruption in our country. Most of us willingly pay our little bribes to small level people as part of this contribution to corruption. The finger points at us first if we want to talk about why we have such a mess in PNG.

Reporting corruption stories on the internet achieves next to nothing as far as anyone getting up and taking action against corrupt leaders. In fact, it encourages us to spend more time at the computer, shaking our head everytime we read a story about corruption, and still doing nothing!

Mi les ya.

 
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Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 25 2009, 10:09 PM 


Kaikai kan ya blari grand theif, stil igo na ino pulap yet.

 
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Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 25 2009, 11:16 PM 

I guess that's about the sum total of all your "action" isn't it?

 
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MM

Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 27 2009, 12:19 AM 

The PM is still practicing his old-time tricks by avoiding parliament sessions in fear of others exposing his corrupt practices. Modern leaders front up to questions and accusations and face things head-on. What manner of leader can keep dodging the bullet when fired at him! PNG people have grown up and the PM and his colonial cohorts must grow up with times too!

Askan!

MM

 
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Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 29 2009, 10:22 AM 

I hope the grand thief kicks the bucket and join his ancestors soon, he's a nuisance along with his son and Pruassshole

 
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Re: PM avoiding Parliament so he doesn't have to answer questions

July 29 2009, 10:48 AM 

PNG government defies opposition threat
ABC
Created: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:17:55 GMT+0930

Liam Fox, Port Moresby

Last Updated: 1 hour 19 minutes ago

The Papua New Guinea government has invited the media to count its members to prove it is not vulnerable to a vote of no-confidence.

The country's parliamentary opposition had claimed it had the support of more than 50 of the 109 members of parliament.

It said it could use the numbers to initiate a vote of no-confidence in the government during this week's sittings.

But parliament had to be postponed on Tuesday afternoon because there were not enough members in the house to form a quorum.

Afterwards, the government invited the media into a meeting room and asked journalists to count the members present.

Journalists counted 57 MPs, more than enough to defeat a motion of no-confidence.

No one from the opposition was available for comment.

Earlier, an opposition insider said the government was "crumbling from within".

But Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare said claims of government disunity are fanciful.

 
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PNG on brink of motion of no confidence motion

July 29 2009, 12:36 PM 


Doesn't Nape have to accept the notice of motion if it was properly communicated? Also is Oseah Philemon now working for Radio New Zealand (maybe just as a stringer)?


PNG on brink of motion of no confidence in the government

Posted at 02:22 on 29 July, 2009 UTC

Papua New Guineas parliamentary speaker is expected to tell parliament in its sitting today whether he accepts a motion of no confidence in the government.

The opposition says it has the support of 58 members in the 109-seat parliament, but thats disputed by the prime minister.

Our correspondent, Oseah Philemon, reports from Lae.

PNG MOTION VCR

Last night the prime minister, Sir Michael Somare, had a meeting with his collegues and partners. According to his office they all declared their support for him until 2012 when the next election is held. But while they were meeting, the opposition delivered a notice of a motion of no confidence to the speaker in his office last night and the speaker is due to inform parliament this morning about having received the motion of no confidence from the opposition. Whether hell say he accepted it or not, thats entirely up to him.

DUR: 37

Oseah Philemon

News Content Radio New Zealand International
PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand

 
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