I STRONGLY SUSPECT that this business of destroying ancestral heirlooms housed in the National Parliament has irreparably damaged Papua New Guinea's international reputation.
It has done much more damage than all the claims of corruption and the hideous witch killings put together.
Papua New Guinea has now become the laughing stock of the world.
It is being lumped in with the worst fundamentalist countries in the poxiest parts of the world.
It has severely embarassed her allies and, worst still, has turned away many of her supporters throughout the world.
Peter O'Neill must have initially welcomed the whole silly affair as a useful political diversion (I wonder what he's been up to while everyone has been looking the other way) but he must now be realising what the Speaker and his mad cohorts have achieved.
I mourn for Papua New Guinea but I'm afraid I don't care any more.