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Clement Waine is a Betrayer

May 30 2012 at 9:00 PM

Clement Waine has betrayed hundreds of candidates in 2007. Those candidates are leaders in their own rights - he failed them as well as the thousands of voters that waited in anticipation for him.

Now what new will such a saviour bring? Keep him in the lab please. Giaman blo ol Simbu conman.

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Re: Clement Waine is a Betrayer

May 31 2012, 8:07 PM 

Confirm this post. Wanbel stret.

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williams amesii

waine not conmen, but png's noble citizen

June 26 2012, 9:01 AM 

i totally disagree with the statement of waine being the betrayer. he is a true citizen of this nation. he is a potential pm

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Re: waine not conmen, but png's noble citizen

June 26 2012, 9:11 AM 

Clement Waine has always gone where he can put the most money into his personal pocket. He could have sacrificed for his nation, taken a position at UPNG and taught more than a generation of up and coming students to become as good or better than him.

But no, he wouldn't have that. Instead he went to where the big money was. He thought of his own money pockets first.

He'; a betrayer and a traitor to his country like most of the candidates for MPs and MPs themselves. They usually succeed in convincing us otherwise but a strong look at their decision making in life always reveals the truth.

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Patrick Kwiwa

Waine - My children's Role Model

January 23 2014, 2:55 PM 

Message like one from the Observer reveal how jealous and envious one can be. I don't know Dr.Waine but I think he is my children's role model. Money is the end result of the energy and belief in what you can be and do to be different and to live your life to the best God wants you to be. Dr. Waine is young and your suggestion for him to be back in PNG to be a teacher is disgraceful and very selfish of you. For you know that PNG cannot contain such a calibre of man as Dr. Waine. He will be wasting his time and science ingenuity. The best he can do is to get all the experience in US and wherever and than then come back when he is read, may in his mid 50s to set up an institution or foundation to train bright scientists he can hand pick himself.

As a Simbu, I know he has a heart for people. All Simbus are like that. Dr. Clement Waine will surely return to PNG in God's timing.

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Peter Kapi

Re: Waine - My children's Role Model

January 24 2014, 3:42 PM 

Never ever ever say that anyone would be wasting their time or their mind teaching Papua New Guinean youth back in PNG.

Never say that making money for one's own pocket is more important than teaching our young people. What would Jesus do in this position, would he go for the money job or would he be sacrificial and teach the youth of his town, given the choice?

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Re: Waine - My children's Role Model

July 20 2014, 11:07 PM 

Come on think laterally and talk real instead, timing is not right for him. its only a matter of time... we don't have the science infrastructure and technology in place for him to use to train and develop upcoming scientists... Dr. Waine is coming back like... if he does not then we will know his heart .. for now lets not judge prematurely..

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Dr.Clement Waine honest TRUE citizen

February 27 2014, 9:40 AM 

we should be thankful for a guy like him PNGs own star

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Re: Clement Waine is a Betrayer

May 31 2012, 11:05 PM 

true that, he is a professional con man..

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Waine not a conman

June 1 2012, 2:49 AM 

If you are a perfect man,you may pick up the first rock and throw at Dr Waine. All the good things he did for mankind far outweighs your narrow minded arguement.

If he was a conman he would have gone for good.I say he is a true son of Simbu to make this bold move to come back and renominate.He has redeemed himself and has proven that he is man.He only needs your forgiveness and support.

If you call Dr Waine conman,than you are guilty of being a conman yourself.

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Re: Waine not a conman

July 1 2012, 3:14 PM 

Sorry mate, we have no idea what Waine was doing in the USA all these years. For all we know, he visits a different pamuk every week.

More important, we all have the right to criticise. When a person decides to become a public figure by running for office, their life, public and private, becomes an open door for scrutiny and criticism.

If that bothers them, they shoulda stayed out of the hot kitchen in the first place and stayed as a private citizen!

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Pastor T

Re: Waine not a conman

May 26 2013, 5:11 AM 

Please tell us where this money man is now

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Re: Waine not a conman

July 13 2012, 8:54 PM 

Has he actually moved back permanently to PNG or simply taken a convenient leave of absence from his USA job and if he loses he'll be on the first plane back to America?

If that's so, it means he only came back to PNG seeking power and status. If that is true, then he's truly pathetic.

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Re: Waine not a conman

July 13 2012, 8:54 PM 

Has he actually moved back permanently to PNG or simply taken a convenient leave of absence from his USA job and if he loses he'll be on the first plane back to America?

If that's so, it means he only came back to PNG seeking power and status. If that is true, then he's truly pathetic.

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Re: Clement Waine is a Betrayer

June 1 2012, 12:28 AM 

did he betray your wife?? dambsh*t!!

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Skul na Sawe

Lukim na Skelim

June 1 2012, 9:26 AM 

Dr. Clement Waine : Trail-blazing at Du Pont, USA
(By Malum Nalu)

Papua New Guinean scientist Dr Clement Waine is blazing the trail as a research biologist and Principal Investigator with the Du Pont Crop Genetics Research and Development in the USA.
And he feels there is a growing pool of highly trained PNG scientists whose skills can be used for cutting-edge research.
Dr Waine believes pharmaceutical research should be carried out into harnessing our rich biodiversity to develop new medicines,
pharmaceutical and agrochemical products.
Dr Waine - from Kurumugl village, outside Kundiawa, Chimbu Province - has been at Du Point since September 2001, first as a visiting research scientist and from last September as research biologist.
"My expertise is in Structural Biology of Proteins so I lead our group in this area," he says.
"I am also leading the Plant Protein Discovery Group.
"In both responsibilities, we have international collaborators in several countries that I also oversee.
"I also provide expert advice to other groups within the company as well as line agencies of USA Government on product registration and regulatory approvals."
From September 2001 to August 2002, Dr Waine was a visiting research scientist with Du Pont Crop Genetics.
"I was recruited as a visiting scientist in September 2001 and I was involved in building the structural biology facility, especially the computational tools for molecular graphics, display and modelling from the ground up," he explains.
"We now have in-house capabilities for structural biology - protein structure determination and modelling.
"I have also developed and standardised for in-house use protein extraction protocols for discovering bioactive proteins from plant sources.
"Using these protocols I have discovered several novel protein molecules that destroy specific crop pests and these are now moved up the product development pipeline.
"We hope to develop several products in the next few years."
Dr Waine was born in Mendi, Southern Highlands, on April 27, 1969.
He attended Agle Primary School in his Chimbu Province from 1977 to 1982, followed by Kerowagi High School from 1983 to 1986.
Grades 11 and 12 followed at Sogeri National High School in 1987 and 1988.
The young Clement Waine completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1992 and his Honours in 1993.
From 1997 to 2000, the University of Queensland, where he completed his PhD, employed him as a research scholar.
Dr Waine was awarded his PhD degree at the age of 30 years, making him perhaps PNG’s youngest PhD graduate.
He returned to UPNG after completing his PhD and was teaching undergraduate physical chemistry and supervising one post-graduate diploma student until recruited by Du Pont where he has been since.
Dr Waine has established himself as one of the few highly-trained and knowledgeable PNG scientists with an international credibility and reputation; pioneered the discovery of a novel class of protein while undergoing Phd research; figured out how best to solve a highly intractable computational problem while still doing Honours research; and has published over 20 papers in international scientific publications.
"During my PhD research," he recalls, "I pioneered the discovery of a novel class of protein that I called ‘cyclotide’ in my thesis.
"My thesis was the world’s first comprehensive report describing the discovery and characterisation of these proteins and was reviewed internationally.
"Conventional proteins, as ordinary people know, are long chains but cyclotides are formed like necklace with the two ends stitched together forming a ring structure.
"At this point in time, nobody knows how the ends are stitched together and my best guess is that whoever discovers the mechanism will be a millionaire some day!
"The research I started at University of Queensland is now expanded to involve 17 other students and researchers.
"Several other labs are involved around the world.
"This discovery was patented in USA/Canada, Australia, Japan, China and Europe and two spin-off companies were formed in Australia."
At UPNG in 1993, Dr Waine figured out how best to solve a highly intractable computational problem.
"The results were patented in Canada and a spin-off company was formed to market the patent," he recalls. "Applications are numerous and varied, including detection of incoming missiles and ideally suited for the patriot defence system developed by US Defence Department.
"For instance, I was answering such questions like " if several missiles were projected towards a common enemy from different locations, how could the common enemy defend it by sending counter-missiles to intercept the trajectories?
"A paper was published in 1997 - it was initially submitted in 1995 but people never thought such a work could be done in PNG!
"After asking around we located the paper in a professor’s lab in a North American university and retracted it.
A second submission after we were out of PNG was eventually published.
"Did the world believe that no advanced science could ever come out of UPNG, not to mention PNG?"
Dr Waine believes that PNG, as a nation, needs a paradigm shift in its people’s attitudes based on honesty, respect and hard work.
He also believes that PNG needs politicians who are 'lateral thinkers' and not 'cyclic thinkers'.
Dr Waine is of the view that since independence, government investment/expenditure on development of pure and applied research in PNG has been non-existent.
"There are two areas that I think the Government should consider as a matter of critical importance and start investing in them - Information Technology (IT) and BioTechnology (BT)," he says.
"There are two products that are currently selling like hot cakes around the world - mobile phones and seeds - both are products of IT and BT, respectively.
"BT-related investments can be channelled into two fronts - pharmaceutical and agriculture.
He continues: "The Government now has a policy - at least a publicly stated view - on the so-called ‘Green Revolution’, which is anticipated to increase investment and productions in agriculture.
"I suggest that they should incorporate a research component and support/fund existing institutions like NARI.
"Pharmaceutical researches should be geared towards harnessing the country’s rich biodiversity in order to develop new medicines/ pharmaceutical and agrochemical products.
"My estimate is this: if the Government invests K10-30 million in both agriculture and pharmaceutical researches every year, PNG scientists could come up with products that could be licensed to large corporations for further development.
"In this way, the nation will gain substantially from licensing fees and royalties.
"This could in fact become one of the biggest exports for the country.
"This notion would be a lateral thinking one!
"There is now a critical mass of highly trained PNG scientists, both in academia and other statutory and private agencies that can be pooled and funded to do cutting-edge research.
"The Government needs to realise this potential and invest in it."

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Re: Lukim na Skelim

June 1 2012, 10:27 AM 

This guy Dr Waine clearly has his brain in the clouds.

He needs to start being totally realistic. But maybe that's impossible.

Has he looked around his own province and seen what are the most urgent, basic priorities?

Obviously not, judging from this all to transparent propaganda (PR) article!

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Dr.Clement Waine

June 1 2012, 2:28 PM 

You can write as much as you want but I am sorry to say that Dr.Clement will be in the first ten candidates for first elimination.Mate who are you to fool us in 2007...Minande is for Peter Kengmar...Mitnande

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Caught yah!

Re: Lukim na Skelim

June 11 2012, 6:40 AM 

A typical piece of PAID PROPAGANDA. All pollie intendees do this to make themselves look good even if they aren't.

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Simbu's Must not beStupid!!

June 12 2012, 11:14 AM 

Dr Clement needs a win here. He seem to have a much broader thinking spectrum than the current and any known Intending canidates. Dr Clement will defintely be the catalysts for a transformation in the way our government is structured when dealing with science & technology. SIMBU"s Must not be real Stupids. "THINK BIG"

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