Rimbunan Hijau must come clean on their role in Oro politics
By The Critic
Loggers operating in the Oro province, in particular, Victor Yu’s Unrise and Viva Success must come clean on their role on the vote of no confidence motion against Oro Gary Juffa.
Political insiders point to the fact that logging money was used to fund the recent protest in Oro province that saw the purported vote of no confidence motion against Juffa.
Apart from Minister Delilah Gore, who else paid for the vehicles and allowances of the protesters and supporters? Who paid for the trips to Port Moresby and the accommodation of the seven local level government presidents?
It appears the Malaysian logger, Rimbunan Hijau, known for logging abuses in PNG and identified in the Commission of Inquiry as the primary beneficiary of the SABL land grab, is responsible for the funding through its log munching minions, Viva Success and Unirise – companies that are now operating in Collingwood Bay and Musa-Pongani.
The PNG government and Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill must seriously consider the future of companies that become involved in PNG politics as they have no place here if they are to continue exerting their influence in political decisions.