THE Highlands National Alliance Party bloc is intact and will continue to support the current Somare/Temu Government.
Minister for Works, Transport and Civil Aviation and Member for Kandep Don Polye said this last week.
He said whatever the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling on the Reference relating to the Organic Law on Integrity of Political Parties could be, the Highlands bloc under his leadership remained intact.
Minister Polye said such loyalty remained within the region and as such, should the Supreme Court decision rule otherwise, would not destroy the solidarity within the Highlands National Alliance bloc.
“We need solidarity within the camp for the betterment of our people and we want to be seen as an example to other regions in the country where all its politicians are seen working together,” Mr Polye said.
He said such is good governance as it maintains that atmosphere of trust, hope and signifies our purpose of been elected leaders.
Minister Polye said political stability within the government under the leadership of Sir Michael has seen the country’s growth increase in terms of development and NA is prepared to continue providing the same in future.
“We are prepared for any challenges should there be any and we are glad the that our coalition partners continue to also maintain that solidarity with NA in moving this country forward,” Minister Polye said.
Gee, this is like the 2nd or the 3rd time, the PM has gone back on his word to resign or retire. This is not looking good. Sure I respect and applaude the old man for many great things he's done for the country but this is going too far!
Have you seen him standing next to other world leaders during APEC meeting? I feel sorry for PNG. He looks worse than Mugabe in terms of age and physical appearance. I think Australia and the whole world think that we are still primitive and just stick to one colonial leader as we watch whole world change through time. Its very sad. I think we need a new leader, someone educated, honest and in his 40s regardless where he comes from.
There has got to be something else Michael Thomas Somare needs to do with his life. I have never seen POLITICS written on his forehead.
Michael, if you are reading this, please you only live once. I know you have done alot for this country. No body will say otherwise. I am just concerned. There must be other things in life you can do. Leave the reigns to others and go home, go for a holiday around the world, relax, spend time with you grand children, e.t.c. I just do not want you to regret these small things in life.
Folks I been saying all along since....PM will die whilst in office...the chair belongs to him. His dream was his son, but Arthur has disappointed the senior.
Now how can we change all that???? thats the big question...yet I see no capable people who can topple him.
Honestly there is none...even if you combine Polye/Agiru/Patrick/Temu/Marat...the PM will blind fold them like babies and kill the fire even before the elections get underway 2012. The way he exactly masterminded before...the opposition is too weak right now.
Sir Michael remains an enigma...a master political tactician...the very best...in our lifetime, I don't see anyone can repeat his feats.
Sir Julius, Sir Rabbie, Sir Okuk, Bart, Haiveta, Diro, Wingti, Pokawin and now will be Arthur his own son. They are what we will in a 100 years from now will categorizes as: collateral, life's and hopes lost to Somare's political success and dynasty.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not on PM side. We are supposed to be smarter...think and plan better to stop this carnage. That is the only way we can save this beautiful country.
MM, stop thinking inside the box and start thinking about a massive people power revolution of the sort that people in so many other countries have successfully carried out. Come home, come home, PNG needs you!
If you know truly what you speak...than you do before you speak.
PNG politics has degenerated into K5 politics...a person in any part of PNG now gives K5 to a aspiring politician and expects miracles...does not mean he votes for the guy...he may cast his number 1-2-3 for others...you get the picture???
A PNG people revolt will not work...it will only end up in carnage and destruction of public property which you and I will not even be able to replace...passing the burden to our children.
You don't need revolution: speaking of which will lead also to endless-timeless tribal fights and chaos. Don't forget these politicians have tribes, connections, families...they succeed because of all these connections...these politicians are not idiots.
Just last week I made above statement, today you find your PM blindfolding Marat off his ministry.
You have to be smarter than PM to end his reign of carnage...that is my point in case.
While revolution is good, tell me who in PNG would be ideally suited to lead the revolution. It is already evident from the discussion on scape, daily papers, blogs and daily events that we have been, and are currently complaining about the socio-political situation in the country. And I can see that if we trully have a revolution, it will be as described in the frustration-aggression theory.
If we take this approach, the question is there must be someone or a group to plan, take the lead and guide everyone to the harbour. By saying this, there is also a possibility of us running after our emotions and lose our direction in the aftermath. Revolutions can be fast or slow and in both cases, essential planning is vital. Is there anyone with the potential to lead a revolution?? Otherwise lets look at other types of revolution and not the one from the frustration-aggression aspect (which is currently dominant).
Haven't you been reading of the leaders and the NGOs that have been stirring up against the Petromin scandal, the Asian scandal, as well as the Maladina amendment sneaky try? All you need to have a successful revolution in PNG is to win over POM and there are certainly both leaders and activists in POM determined not to give up until Somare is out of the picture.
Papua New Guinea has come along way for it to break apart in serious political instability. Atleast for now there is some stability. This will only improve for the better of the country, if the founding father of the nation, Sir Michael Somare must step down and retire in politics.
With due respect, time has actual both heal and catch-up, old fela, you've done what you can, its time to retire and offer support and confidence to young vibrant aspiring leaders to take PNG forward.