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Where is Alois Jerewai’s SABL land grab report?

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

From ACT NOW! 

In September 2013 Prime Minister Peter O’Neill presented to Parliament the reports from two of the three Commissioners appointed to investigated the SABL land grab.

The reports revealed a web of deceit, mismanagement and corruption surrounding the allocation of SABL leases to foreign companies which, in many cases, the companies are using as cover for illegal logging operations.

But the reports presented to Parliament cover only 42 of the 75 leases referred to the Commission of Inquiry. The findings on the other 33 leases are contained in the report of Alois Jerewai which, 4 months later, has still not been released.

Many of the leases investigated by Jerewai are in East and West New Britain, a stronghold of Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau.

The Prime Minister, the Commission of Inquiry and Mr Jerewai are all failing the people of the PNG if they do not release the report.

  1. pngecho
    January 13, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Jerewai is too busy acting for Namah in his most recent political stunt. Typical, for Namah the most important issue in PNG today is getting himself back into power. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might see something in the fact that Jerewai has not completed a report in which his current client is implicated. Luckily, I’m not.

    • R Jeremy
      January 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks pngecho. I too am not a conspriacy theorist but this latest revelation is damning to say the least. I too was wondering what excuse Jerewai would give for his delay in releasing his report but I guess the taxpayer’s funds that were used to pay his fees to act as a Commissioner paled in significance to the pot of gold before him. You have to also give kudos to Namah for dreaming up a strategy to ensure that any negative report about any alleged illegal practices concerning his SABL dealings will truly be buried by simply engaging the services of the would be Commissioner/lawyer at the centre of the Inquiry who has no honour or concept of the principles of “conflict of interest”. In effect, Jerewai you have not only done a great disservice to the people of PNG but you have played right into the hands of all those corrupt politicians (on both sides of Parliament) who facilitated these illegal SABLs and who are quietly scheming and hoping that the findings of all 3 SABL reports never see the light of day. Shame, shame on you!!

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