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13 July 2014


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In the recent PNG national court case concerning Sam Koim, the Presiding judge, Justice Les Gavara-Nanu, pointed out to Mr Varitimos, O'Neill's lawyer, that it was indicated in the document that officers were politically pressured to remove Mr Koim.

O'Neill said Sam Koim's accusation against him were politically compromised. Now Sam Koim is saying "officers were politically pressured" to remove him.

I suggest Peter and Sam call it quits. O'Neill stays and Sam Koim stays but the government must set up an Independent Commission Against Corruption as soon as possible to get to the bottom of the Paraka Lawyers corruption case.

Sam Koim is the one who has done all the investigation. He must be helped back into his position at TFS. But TFS must be replaced with an ICAC as soon as possible.

I suggest Sam Koim be given a role on the ICAC. Then it should be easy to sort out whether O'Neill signed the letter and whether this was a form of corruption or bribery and if he thought the payment was justified or he never signed the letter.

Remember all of these things happened many years back. If we spend too much time worrying about this example of possible corruption we may be missing other types of corruption going on at this very moment.

Sam - If it's any consolation to you, my very good friend the late Pius Kerapia was so proud of his Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

When he replaced the late Brian Holloway as Commissioner, my wife Melinda was executive secretary to Pius and
Laurie Denman, the head of the Police Department.

Sam, you have the balls to stand up to these ingrained rubbish men, Know that the wheel always turns for tis you and your like that are doing the turning.

I wish you the very best on your journey for justice for Papua New Guinea and the good governance of its citizens.

Keep your nerve, Sam, and don't give them an opportunity of any kind. May all the gods go with you.

I am so sorry Sam, hope things will get better for you soon.

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