Arcticle: Sepiks gives Independence the Second TimeAugust 15 2011 at 11:13 AM
|Sepik Nieng |
An extract for all Grand Chief's supports to consider!!
When Julia Gillard was the first to congratulate Peter O’Neil on his appointment as Prime Minister, it went unrecognized by many. Has any one ever asked why a Prime Minister of such reputation would stoop so low to congratulate an appointment that was so controversial? Before she did that she even send the embassy official vehicle on that controversial day to the court house late in the day to seek the validity of the appointment. Unfortunately it was late. I wonder whether they had a sense of official opening hours of the court house. Why so desperate and why such actions? I hope no one is quickly trying to cover loose ends? If the current O’Neil Nama government is on the Australian paycheck, or is advised by the Aussies, they have achieved their long hard battle to topple the Grand Chief. The Chief has never been on good terms with the Australian Government except for Kevin Rudd. Rudd may have been forced to resign because he compromised with the Grand Chief in allowing other countries excess into the massive resource fields of Papua New Guinea. Every intellectual, free thinking Papua New Guineans should read between the lines. Australia will never let us go because they have the right to “first say” over every resource in Papua New Guinea as is the common understanding among the Western powers including America, New Zealand and Great Britain. During Rudd’s term, they were knocked completely out of the picture. If I am not wrong, think about how much Australia is participating in this LNG boom. They have taken back stage. Their influence however in causing disturbance is very much alive. Bring them into the picture in every thing and one can see the writing on the wall. Their talk of corruption is not new. Corruption was here long before Somare got into government. It was simply magnified with their support in Somare’s term to topple his government. I am also beginning to wonder who advised Nasfund to invest on the Sovereign Wealth fund.
Say what we can of the Somare Government, bring out your arguments, argue to validate your reason but Somare has single handedly brought Australia to its knees the second time. We do not know what the rest of Papua New Guinea want but as for us the Sepiks and our Grand Chief, we want to be free from Australia both politically and economically and that is what we have been fighting for in the past 10 years. We became corrupt as most of you will say of us for a reason. Australia must leave us alone.
We Sepiks know that we have been classified by the Australian Intelligence sources as a treat to National Stability after the Mirigini Accord. They should have rightly said “Australian Interest” because that is what we have been fighting against. The Grand Chief wanted Independence for this nation and with him we will not settle for any thing less. We stand with our original desire that we want to be free. The Australians have controlled politics right after independence through the aid program and the two mining companies Rio Tinto and BHB Billiton and the oil company Caltex. Under their advice, no other countries were allowed in Papua New Guinea because they were very restrictive. It is open knowledge among us of what has happened over those years when the grand Chief was not in power and how they used some of our politicians to their end.
They slaughtered thousand of our citizens on Bougainville, killed and destroyed exquisite flora and fauna and human life in the Fly River System, tried to sell off our national entities and indirectly tried to invade our country through the ECP program. Not only that, but had they successfully build the North Queensland pipeline we would never have seen a PNG LNG project.
On the current LNG boom, do you think the current LNG and oil and gas boom is a surprise to the Australians. It never was because they knew all along about what we had. When InterOil discovered gas they tried every thing under the sun to convince every one that it was a hoax. Thank God that they were not successful.
The only reason why we are at last seeing development in this country is because it was the Grand Chief who opened up the playing field to the rest of the world. Today we have the Japanese, Canadians, Americans, Chinese and British in Papua New Guinea. In fact the rest of the world all has their eyes now focused on Papua New Guinea. His path to achieving this has been a battle that got his family and fellow Sepiks involved. We have been called names, abused and stigmatized because we kept our mouth shut. In our higher learning institutions, our club notices were ripped off and scribbled with coarse language. We were sometimes forced to endure sleepless nights because elite drunkards kept hurling expletives at us through out the night. If these critics had faced us on a personal level, we would have explained our reason for such aggressive open display of arrogance because we wanted independence.
Economic Independence is what we wanted and the Grand Chief has been fighting tooth and nail for that. I want to raise this question to our critics. Have we delivered or not? There is no one strong enough to stand against the Australians like this old man. They did every thing to topple him and he did every thing to remain in power and gained independence for this country not once but twice. Australia is taking back stage in this current LNG boom because they are too proud to admit defeat.
They made a laughing stock of themselves when they tried to use the Motti affair to topple him because they knew he would respond as he did after what they did to him at Brisbane airport. Those of you who are so insistent about the Motti affairs please just don’t talk about that because it is an Australian affair and they were taught a lesson by the Chief. Psychological warfare used by the Australian government to try to control our politics - a common method of warfare used by world powers for control and manipulation of third world countries. Maybe they have two reasons for doing this. The first one is they want our resources and the second is they never liked the “Look North Policy” because the Kangaroo’s worst fears are thunderstorms from the North. Just check on the internet to prove this.
To our critics who think we are hungry for power, you cannot be blamed because you never knew what was happening. We became dictators not because we are greedy for power. We want independence and the path we have taken has been controversial because we were forced to make controversial decisions. Now that Papua New Guinea is independent the second time, please do not continue to judge us on our small weaknesses but appreciate us for what we have done to this nation as a whole. We have destroyed our personal reputation for the good of this nation but we still hold our head high because we gave independence to this nation not once but twice.
Now that the government has changed, the challenge is on this new government and whether thy have compromised they loyalty or not is something they will have to live with. We all know that Papua New Guinea is a small player playing with and against the much large players. Their power to influence is undeniably stronger. If the current government allows their inferiority complex to get the better of them, they will succumb. Politics is a game of control, manipulation, push and shove and not bucket and mob with detergents. Prove to us that you can play like our Chief because he is our star player in the Pacific and in a class of his own. He won his game twice because he wanted us to be free and the challenge is lets us be free. We appreciate every thing the Australian taxpayers have done for us but we want a respect of our sovereignty. Only in that context can we work together. Thank you Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Julia & Co
|August 15 2011, 11:57 AM |
Now as much as I would love to hop on the aussie-bashing/sepik loving steamtrain I would like to express an opinion about the Australian government's welcoming of Peter as PM. From from a purely diplomatic standpoint Julia got it right. As PNG's nearest neighbour and strong bilateral ties it was important that "Big Brother" recognise the formation of a new govt. Whether the whole process to elect Peter was legitimate or not is a purely domestic political issue and the Australian govt. will sit back and watch with interest no doubt, but it was important for them to recognise the government of the day and get on the front foot in terms of protecting their interests in PNG. Whilst the issue of constitutionality is before the courts there is a presumption of legitimacy until the courts rule otherwise and as is standard in proper international relations, Julia was spot on to congratulate Peter. There is no doubt she would have taken advice and opinions on the alleged illegality of the events that transpired on aug 2 but they handled it as best they could.
In terms of Sir Michael and his stance towards the aussie govt. I agree totally that he has never shared the close bond with any australian government bar K Rudd, and the fact that the aussie government has moved so quickly to get this Manus detention facility up and running just speaks volumes about how difficult they were finding it working with the now deposed Somare regime. Now that O'neill's in Power, julia and chris bowen (immigration minister) are brething a huge sigh of relief. Thank goodness we can dump our A seekers in Manus. And on that note, Manusians, please, talked about lulled into a false sense of hope and security. Do you really think that this "detention center" and the (Australian Dollars) that will be implemented by the (Australian Govt) will help bring development to the province? Believe me, I want the province and country to develop, but I just don't think that accepting "Australia's rejects" and providing a short term solution for a long term Australian problem is the way to go, but then again I'm not proposing any better ideas so here's one for the armchair critics. Important to note that a key figure in the political wheelings and dealings- mr parkop is strongly against it in light of his stance and former profession as a human rights lawyer, and he is supposedly in the government which is rolling out this policy! Confusion is an understatement. So it looks like a member of the current government is going to take the current govt. to court? (that's all speculation tho, there is nothing substantiated at this point) But I hope that Manus gets something out of this deal.
Self Interest Government
|August 15 2011, 1:36 PM |
This current government though a few credible leaders are in the line up, most comprised of:
1. Self interest businessmen
4. Hypocrites of Gaming Act
5. Half- educated settlement gatherers
6. Inexperience and armature politicians
I feel they will fall short of the intellectual depth and stamina to put up any case against Australian agenda's in PNG. PNG should expect a neocolonism rife by Austrlains. Give way Ozzies are nosing in!!!
I think The current Govt needs the Falcon Jet.
|August 15 2011, 2:07 PM |
Is it hypocracy to see Hon. Namah flying to Hagen using the Falcon Jet over the weekend. Do they really want to sell it or are they just drumming up to play on people's emotion???
|August 15 2011, 2:36 PM |
Well to aggrevate this hypocracy and pathetic behaviour Jimmy Maladina brought back sloughtered pigs in the plane staining the Jet's floor with fresh pig bood, and loaded the plane with maximum capacity of 12 passeners most of whom are non-palimentarians. Point in case - The plane is now depreciating very fast than when it was under the auspice of the grand Cheif.
Interestingly this same weekend Deputy Speaker Francis Marus and one other Minister having granted the premision from PM O'Neil took the plane down to Cairns for their personal holiday trip. They had to pay for the Air Space, the Parking Slot on hourly rate using people's money when the plane was waiting for them in Cairns doing their rounds....
Analysis...The currenlty government is heading down a more corrupt path than the previous government...
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