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Somare & Temu Give Prime Land to Rimbunan Hijau

October 9 2009 at 11:06 AM
KaikaiKar 

Post Courier Friday 9th Oce 09

Asian firm wins prime NCD land

By NEHEMIAH ISAAC

THE PNG Land Board has awarded three prime portions of State land in the National Capital District, worth about K30 million, to a subsidiary of Malaysian giant Rimbunan Hijau (RH).
The Post-Courier has been reliably informed that Land Board chairman Friend Kini spoke in favour of the awarding of the urban development leases (UDLs) for Portion 2606, 2607 and 2608 at Koki Heights and Badili Hill to Dynasty Estate Limited despite objection from a board member.
A government insider, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr Kini justified the decision by saying that Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare, Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu and Public Enterprises Minister Arthur Somare had recommended the approval of the Dynasty Estate applications.
The three leaders never made such recommendation and using their names to justify the decision is in very poor taste, the insider said.
Documents obtained by the Post-Courier revealed that 17 applications were made for Portion 2606 while Portion 2607 attracted 23 applicants and 24 were received for Portion 2608.
The most prominent applicant for all three UDLs was the countrys leading super fund, Nambawan Super Limited. The other applicants were private PNG and foreign businesses.
The government insider said a particular Land Board member had argued against the awarding of all three leases to the same foreign company while applications by national businesses, including Nambawan Super, were rejected.
At least one of the UDLs should have been awarded to Nambawan Super, which would use the land to build houses for its contributors, most of whom are public servants, the insider said.
Chairman Kini yesterday defended his boards decision, saying that Dynasty Estate was the only applicant that was financially capable of developing the three portions of land which were located in rough and difficult terrain.
He denied that the boards decision was influenced by the three political leaders and also said that Nambawan Supers applications were not considered because its representatives had failed to attend and make their presentation.

 
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KongoMX6

Kini! PNG citizens needs Malaysian land titles too!

October 9 2009, 12:11 PM 

TO: KINI & THE PNG LANDS BOARD? WHAT IS THIS NEWSPAPER ITEM!!
We the ordinary PNG citizens need to have access to Malaysian prime land titles too! SINE IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO SECURE LAND TITLES IN PNG.

MR. KINI & HIS BAND OF BANDITS; RH OWNS MALAYSIA, AS I HAVE HEARD! NOW THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN YOUR CAPABILITIES AND STAMP YOUR AUTHORITY IN AWARDING LAND TITLES TO A FOREGIN PRIVATE FIRM, CAN YOU ASSIST US IN PURCHASING PRIME LAND IN MALAYSIA, AS WELL? OR BETTER STILL, FURNSH TO US A LIST OF SITES IN MALAYSIA THAT NEEDS TO BE LOGGED AND WE WILL BID FOR IT. OOPS, NO BIDDING, WE WILL DO IT THE WAY YOU AND YOUR BOARD HANDLY PNG/ MALAYSIA LAND DEALS HERE IN PNG. LUCKY NA EM GAVAMAN GRAUN YA! PLES GRAUN? JUST TINGIM....#7..*&%$#@*, YOU WILL ALL **** YOUR PANTS AND WILL NOT LIVE TO SEE THE NEXT SUN RISE. KongoMX6

 
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Anonymous

Re: Somare & Temu Give Prime Land to Rimbunan Hijau

October 9 2009, 10:05 PM 


Mobilize now and throw these crooks out of parliament

 
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Anonymous

RH is just stock pilling somare assets

October 10 2009, 8:36 PM 

when ousted from power the LAP (Life after politics) come into play. The somares will reap their investments.

 
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Skin Tait.

Mi Tait!

October 12 2009, 9:46 PM 

I no longer do not care what people say about The Chief Sir ToMikael Tomale.
All i want is for Bertha to come and sit on my face at least once every day for a week. She will keep coming after that no doubt. Em blo bekim takis blo mi. Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnn!!!!!

 
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Anonymous

Re: Somare & Temu Give Prime Land to Rimbunan Hijau

October 11 2009, 2:44 PM 


The fact is that Nambawan Super forget to renew the leasehold to the land and it expired - Incompetence. Now they claim foul because the land has been put out for others to bid and another firm has obtained it. The fact that it was RH who got the land is irrelevant.

It should never have been lost in the first place through incompetence.


 
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Anonymous

Re: Somare & Temu Give Prime Land to Rimbunan Hijau

October 11 2009, 11:23 PM 


But wouldnt it be the lands department's responsibility and duty of care being the steward of PNG crown lands to inform them that the lease is about to expire in ample time ?

 
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