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Robber barons still actively engaged in PNG

Lester Seri

Rimbunan Hijau puppets cartoon, 2003In the 80′s, the Judge Tos Barnet Commission Of Inquiry into illegal logging in PNG established that there were “robber barons in PNG” actively engaged in bribing and engaging in illegal logging and land deals causing inhuman hardship for innocent ordinary citizens and resource owners, right before the eyes of every Governments of PNG.

Since then not one Prime Minister or a Government has taken a decisive decision to appropriately deal with those corrupt companies, individuals, MPs, PMs, and government officials to correct the situation, and unbelievably, it continues to this day. Our people continue to suffer in the hands of these corrupt foreign companies supported by the the Government and corrupt ‘middlemen’.

Incomprehensible is, the Government so freely and willing breaks every law in the country to give away peoples land and resources to foreigners without their consent and even sits back and watches as the people scramble around to find ways to fund expensive court cases to get their land and resources returned back to them.

In PNG we have a serious problem where, no government seriously cares for it people. As much as I dont want to believe it, the sad truth is, all those noble statements made about the sovereign rights of the nation and the people i the Constitution seem to mean nothing in practice today.

  1. disappointed
    May 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    For decades we have been voting in politicians who think about themselves more than the people. They have been just giving lip service only and now we can see the fruits of that..

  2. May 23, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Reblogged this on daltjam.

    • Zymhan
      May 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

      One way of fighting these baron loggers is to join an NGO group that fights against illegal logging like Green Peace or Start a PNG based NGO group that can fight or speak out against the injustice that is happening in this country.

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