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12 January 2014

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What if Waigani District Court has applied the amended legislation to issue the arrest warrant the trio?

The matter was reported to the police by the opposition leader on the 29th October last year. And last week the police have successfully obtained the arrest warrant from the court.

Is there any flaw? The principal magistrate Lawrence Kangwia found that only problem was the application of the repealed legislation by the Waigani District Court.

The court also found that police officers and the magistrate involved in the application and issuing of the warrants did not abuse any processes. They followed all due process.

So, why setting up a task force to investigate the police officers again? Mr O'Neil and the two ministers may accept the court decision while new applications are to be filed by the police. And at the same time let the Investigation Task Force Sweep to continue and complete its investigations as well.

It’s the rule of law that the courts will uphold. Both PNG constabulary and ITFS are established under the laws of this country to fight against corruption.

If the PM and the two ministers know they are clean, they should let any form of laws of the land to filter them out. We can hide from man but not under God’s watchful eyes.

Many of us like the leadership provided by the Honourable prime minister Peter O'Neil and his government. However, it brings us doubt when he and his senior ministers alleged to have conspired in this fraudulent payment.

We want these honourable ministers to clear themselves in court after all investigations are completed. We want them to maintain their reputation if they are not involved in any corrupt deals in this payment.

It doesn't mean a person is found guilty if he/she person is arrested by police or appears in court. He or she is innocent until court finds him guilty.

When will the PNG criminal justice system have some credibility and independence?

What if Waigani District Court has applied the amended legislation to issue the arrest warrant against the trio?

The matter was already reported to the police by the opposition leader on 29 October last year. And last week the police successfully obtained the arrest warrant from the court.

Is there any flaw? Answer is no. The principal magistrate Lawrence Kangwia found that the only problem was the application of the repealed legislation by the Waigani District Court.

The court also found that police officers and the magistrate involved in the application and issuing of the warrants did not abuse any processes. They followed all due process.

If the PM and the two ministers know they are clean, they should let any form of law filter them out. We can hide from man but not under God’s watchful eyes.

You have to agree with Hayward Jones on PNG leadership.

PNG deserves better than the selfish ego-driven decisions being made by its political leaders that protect international criminals, award inflated contracts to dubious companies and ignore the plight of rural PNG where the majority of its citizens live.

As for PNG's future, Paska is absolutely right, MV PNG is in troubled waters and can be reefed if this trend continues.

US and Australian interests are now so substantial that this simply will not go unnoticed.

I am sure efforts are underway to counter any imploding situations and the military machinery of both nations is no doubt on standby to intervene if a standoff occurs that could lead to violence and chaos threatening investments and interests in the largest Pacific island economy.

My whimsical thoughts anyway.

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