BY MARTYN NAMORONG
THE NAMORONG REPORT
LAST YEAR AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS were quoted in the WikiLeaks papers as calling Papua New Guinea a “dysfunctional blob”.
They didn’t know that this year their foreign minister would turn out to be one.
In PNG there is a Tok Pisin expression, faul-faul stap kar bai bamim u which means ‘idiot be careful’.
And so by virtue of the powers vested in us by our ancestors and masalais [spirits] we “christen” Senator Bob Carr the foreign minister of Australia: dysfunctional blob carr-bam.
Bai yumi tok wanem, Australian foreign affairs minister Bob Carr is a dysfunctional blob. Next taim em kam long PNG ol mas rausim su blong em long Jacksons Airport because he’s a threat to PNG’s national security.
It seems Australia is also playing good cop - bad cop wantaim PNG coz when Bob Carr laik Carr-bam wantaim PNG, Bishop blong Australia said she is coming to understand PNG.
So dysfunctional blob, I mean Bob, has basically hinted as to who may win the elections this year.
You see folks, Australia would not have threatened PNG because it is afraid of PNG getting too close to the Chinese. They basically made a huge miscalculation in Fiji and they ain’t doin the same here.
So what are the implications of dysfunctional-Blob’s Carr-bam statements.
The party or parties backed by an alliance of Sino-Australian miners may win the upcoming general elections. This would be a win-win for both China and the West and dysfunctional Blob Carr-bam wouldn’t care less about making threats to PNG.
Last year a Queensland billionaire miner with strong Chinese connections attended the fundraiser of a political party in Port Moresby.