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National Disaster Committee accuses landslide victims of lying and fraud

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

LNG Watch 

To date, the National Disaster Committee (NDC) have colluded with ExxonMobil to produce a report on the Tumbi disaster, which international landlside expert, Prof Dave Petley, labelled “unimpressive”. However, now the NDC’s principal disaster coordinator, Martin Path, has the audacity to accuse the victim communities of fraud.

So not only have the NDC protected ExxonMobil from being scrutinised, they are now attempting to paint ExxonMobil as the victim of a fraud perpetrated by local villagers, in order to extract money from the project operator.

To date, it is not clear why the NDC is going to such unprecedented lengths to protect ExxonMobil. We do not know whether it is being instructed from the top (i.e. at a ministerial level), or whether this problematic relationship is being organised at an NDC level. But clearly if a Commission of Inquiry is to ever take place, the NDC will need to be at the top of their list to be investigated.

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  1. February 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I’ve actually heard people on the streets talking about this too.

  1. February 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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