Re: HYPOCRIT SAM BASIL=A WILLING PART OF THE CORRUPT O'NEILL GOVERNMENT DICTATORSHIP
Meri Wau Posted Apr 10, 2012 9:13 AM
I am not his mother,I am his step-mother and I only defend him when I think someone is being unfair to him as he is first and foremost,my local MP.
You have no idea what we,his family, say to him.Sometimes we are his harshest critics.
I actually think the elections should be deferred as the electoral rolls are not in order.Every man and dog in PNG knows that there are a lot of people on the electoral roll many times and there are ghost names there and there are many people who go to vote and their names have disappeared from the rolls.
Howver,all along Andrew Trawen has been saying that the rolls will be updated in time and all is well.
Sadly,the Gov't has had five years to attend to the errors on the rolls and nothing was done but isn't this mainly the fault of the Somare Gov't?The bio-chip system is not a new one and was suggested to the Govt as a cheap alternative about 8 years ago but no-one had the guts to make the radical decision and adopt it.
However,there is no guarantee that in the time of the proposed deferral,the right changes will be made and this will still not prevent the same old corrupt police and public servants allowing people to doublevote,especially out in out-lying areas.
I have always said that for the actual election process,senior high school students and perhaps uni students should be involved and employed and instead of public servants and others doing things like going on strike and delaying the voting and counting process,senior students would be only too happy to take part and I did suggest that allowances be paid in part and half be used to offset school fees.
Sam Basil has two choices-he can be part of the current gov't or he can be with the Somare faction.Where would you choose to be?
One thing you have to say in defence of the current Gov't is that they have wholeheartedly gotten down to the business of running the country and have at least been conducting parliamentary sittings,unlike the Somare Gov't which had risen until after the elections and have barely participated in parliament at all.