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Malum Nalu: Doing the devil’s work

RH boycott sticker, 2003

Malum Nalu is back on his blog where he loves to entertain us with stories about how bad things are in PNG – and how we alone are to blame. According to Malum our streets are dirty, the rubbish is not collected, our buses are a disgrace, our markets pigsties, our roads a joke and we live like animals among the filth – and it is ALL just our fault. Malum laments how the whole country has gone backwards since independence in 1975 because we won’t take ownership of anything.

But nowhere does Malum ever mention the role of his paymaster, the Malaysian logging giant, Rimbunan Hijau in the destruction of our environment, the destruction of our culture, the stealing of our lands and forests and most of all its role in breeding the cancer of corruption in PNG.

Rimbunan Hijau puppets cartoon, 2003Numerous independent reports by researchers and academics from all four corners of the globe have pointed out the role of Rimbunan Hijau in illegal logging, human rights abuses and land grabbing.

This is what the latest SABL Commission of Inquiry had to say about Malum Nalu’s bosses:

With corrupt government officials from implementing agencies riding shotgun for them, opportunistic loggers masquerading as agro-forestry developers are prowling our countryside, scoping opportunities to take advantage of gullible landowners and desperate for cash clan leaders’

A preponderance of the evidence before us indicate that logging companies are the biggest beneficiaries of the SABL schemeOur investigations reveal that over 50% of the so-called developers’ currently holding subleases on SABLs are connected in one way or another to Rimbunan Hijau (RH) Limited, which by far is the biggest logging operator in PNG.

Yet none of this ever appears in Malum’s posts on his blog, it is carefully hidden away as if it does not exist while Malum lecturers us on our terrible laziness.

But of course Malum has a long history of hiding his associations with Rimbuan Hijau  and of writing propaganda exonerating them for their crimes

Come on Malum, do the right thing and point your figure at the real evil guys here. The ones responsible for breeding corruption, stealing our land and raping our forests – your paymaster, the devil himself, RIMBUNAN HIJAU!

  1. Kenn Mondiai
    June 22, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Our own PNG Agent of the Devil .

  2. Steven Goulart
    June 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Like every institution in PNG, the media is rotten to the core with corruption. There are some good journalists – Malum is not one of them – but they are an honourable minority. The rest take gifts and payments to publish PR statements (some dont even get kick backs, and still do it, now how about that), I know I have seen them do it. And if any one is brave enough to do some journalism they get hit from editors, and the politicians. So you get turds working for opaque paymasters, while real journalists duck and cover.

  3. kanex Kanarepa
    June 24, 2014 at 11:50 am

    This days money plays the dirty & filty games; and it plays into journalists butts including pastors and the saying goes on. God knows I have never accepted one to do someone’s dirt and am happy and content with my life so far working in a construction industry for 30 years..

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