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The white expats still control too much of business community?

August 4 2011 at 1:19 AM
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White expats still control too much of the business community in PNG. Some are qualified but many are not qualified to hold the jobs they are holding and are paid a fortune. There are many long term white bosses in PNG who wouldn't get the same job in Australia but in PNG they are kept in the job making fat salaries and fattening their bank accounts without doing anything to transfer knowledge or skills to Papua New Guineans or development PNG capacity. They are usually the same ones who are talking down and rubbishing Papua New Guineans and PNG.

Australian taxi drivers and clerks come to PNG and they become senior managers with million kina apartments and expensive cars but when they return to Australia they go back to driving trucks, and opening doors.

Why do we allow these people in and let them keep these big jobs? Its a joke. A few of these long term expats have questionable sexual activitities that are banned or frowned upon in Australia like pedophilea but in PNG we turn a blind eye to them. Why?

30 years on why are we still letting these people remain in PNG?

 
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true grassroots
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watch out for asians in business

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August 4 2011, 4:25 AM 

All you say is true. But everything you say about the white expats you will find it even worse for the Chinese. Chinese who are less than truck drivers just simple beggars come to PNG, make business and end up rich off us. The asians are our biggest threat by far. The aussies never swept over our country like a bad sick like the asians are now doing.

 
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Re: The white expats still control too much of business community?

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August 4 2011, 11:37 AM 

They are here because of 35yrs of CORRUPTION.

It is so easy to bribe Foreign Affairs Officers and Labour Department and the IPA to register a business. This is no secret what is happening in these departments and there are ome very disturbing stories comming out.

There is also no money to police illegal immigration and the conduct of those departments involved.

 
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Re: The white expats still control too much of business community?

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August 5 2011, 5:49 PM 

Some of these guys are here legally but people are turning a blind eye to their corrupt activities?

 
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Re: The white expats still control too much of business community?

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August 6 2011, 12:03 AM 

Unfortunately, we Papua New Guineans, having learnt all the tricks of corruption from the Asians during the 1990's, do a far better job at corruption than they ever did. The Aussies were always very poor teachers of corruption compared to the expertise of the Asians.

 
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Asians versus Australians, who were the worst?

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August 6 2011, 5:02 PM 

Australians raped us in the 70s and 80s. 90's and 2000's were decades of the Asians. This new decade is the decade of the Papua new Guineans corrupting themselves.

 
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plis..........
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Re: Asians versus Australians, who were the worst?

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August 6 2011, 11:16 PM 

Come now. The Asians are just getting started on their rape and pillage of PNG. We can hardly compete once they come in full force.

 
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askim
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Who is Alan Waters from Malco?

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August 18 2011, 11:18 AM 

Who is this fellow that pocketed K20m from the Nasfund Kokopo deal?

 
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Musman
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Papua New Guineans

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August 8 2011, 10:12 AM 

To be honest we ourselves (Papua New Guineans) are to blame if we cannot learn anything from the Whites and Asians and adapt and beat them at their own game.


 
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twwesd;2325fs;lksleifwweew
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Why the foreigners beat us

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August 23 2011, 4:22 PM 

We aren't as landless and desperate as they are. It's hard to compete against people who have to struggle so hard just to survive in their own lands.

 
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Ipmend
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Forget trying to measure up. Take control of your own destiny

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August 23 2011, 9:48 PM 

Every men and women is born exactly the same; naked, innocent, vulnerable and blind. Some are fortunate in that they have a nurturing family who instill positive values and principles in them as they grow up. Others are not so furtunate. They are told no, or you can't do, or its not possible, or you will not amount to anything. Then there are those in between like myself where we have to teach, educate, feed and clothe ourselves, learn everything by experimentation, discard the bad ones and embrace the good ones as we slowly climb life's stair case.

It is an unfair world we live in but thats the way it is and in some sense, I think its probably good. We need both good, bad and some in between to maintain a good balance in human existance.

I have always lived by one central principle and that is; the moment you realise that you are able to make consious decisons regarding anything in your life, everything that happens in your life and the person you become from that moment thereafter is entirely your own creation. You cannot blame your parents, or your relatives, or the government, or your location, or the weather or anything for that matter.

We blame these external factors because it is the easiest thing to do and we prefer to live in denial rather than admit the fact that these external factors have nothing to do as far as creating our own destinityis concerned. We feel that admitting is a sign of weakness and that to change would require a new mindset of focus, and commitment and dedication. It would put us out of our comfort zone.As a result we end up taking the easy route where it is crowed and there is no pressure, standards are low and mediocriy is king.

We do not have to live this way, we do not have to take this road of mediocrity. We have a choise to choose the better and more promising and successful route. Regardless where we come from or the colour of our skin or they kind of family and environment we were brought up in, one thing that was bestowed equally to all men by the creator is that we are engineered for success, we are endowed with the seeds of greatness. That is the greatest gift of all.

The moment we deny our denials and acknoledge that we alone are one hundred percent responsible for our destinites, we ignite a flame within us that is ready to burn far and wide.It will trigger this seed of greatness to germinate and grow bigger and stronger. We will become unstoppable and we will not have to try to measure up or compare ourselves to others. So take control and awaken that giant within you.


 
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Tok tasol
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Re: Forget trying to measure up. Take control of your own destiny

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August 23 2011, 10:00 PM 

I like very much what you've written.
At the same time, don't you think that something has pressured you in this direction. In PNG, most people (what a blessing!) don't feel much pressure in any direction. Thus, they could read what you said but it wouldn't click - simply because they aren't motivated to change anything in their lives. They're more or less content with their wantoks, lazy days in the sun, etc. We are really quite blessed that we don't have to make much of ourselves yet we can still stay fed and relatively healthy.
In the end, I still think it boils down to what kind of environment we grow up in and the pressures we face from the time we're very young. It's not a coincidence that the most overpopulated areas of our country have the most competitive, energetic people..... and that's not because they know about what you've written.

 
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tingim gut
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Papua New Guineans should not adapt to foreigners coming on our land

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August 30 2011, 11:34 AM 

Their "game" is based on a completely different system and social environment than we have so we can't just "adapt and copycat".

Anyway, why should we copy them? It's OUR land, OUR resources. Why are we like wet maggi noodles when it comes to standing up against those who want to take everything away from us?

 
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Re: Papua New Guineans should not adapt to foreigners coming on our land

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September 1 2011, 3:47 PM 

Asians who run tuckershops must go.Stop the stupid Pacer Plus free trade that the PIF is so excited about and give our local industry a chance to grow.If that free trade is signed it will put an end to our local industry because we will have to compete directly with machines and assembly line robots from Australia and NZ.Simple things like this count.

 
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e.m
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September 1 2011, 4:42 PM 

We're already competing against assembly line robots. That's why there's hardly any factories here in PNG. We simply will not lower ourselves to work like mindless machines the way the Chinese do.

 
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Axeman
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September 1 2011, 5:45 PM 

You have to work hard to get somewhere .Thats the fact in life.But be careful with the free trade talks.I work for a living too.But I think that free trade BS must benefit our local industries.Peter ONeil you be very careful in your negotiations.

 
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Re: Papua New Guineans should not adapt to foreigners coming on our land

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September 1 2011, 6:03 PM 

Free trade kills our industries because we are a small economy with high overhead expenses, many of which we'll never be able to get around.

Thus, our processed goods are noncompetitive when placed against Chinese crap at cheap prices.

On the other hand, free trade helps the Chinese flood our country with cheap, poor quality goods which uneducated PNGeans buy without even thinking. That causes money to flow out of the country. Not good for PNG in the long run.

 
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