I URGE Papua New Guineans to speak out on the importance of protecting institutions of state from improper influence, intimidation and harassment and financial and procedural abuse.
We have a small band of leaders so terrified of the consequences of their actions that they will do anything to save themselves.
No institution is safe from meddling, no officeholder is safe from harassment and intimidation, no process is safe from manipulation and perversion, no funds are safe from abuse, misappropriation and misapplication.
At times like these it is essential that institutions continue to act in the interest of the nation and the people, not the interest of any individual or interest group.
I know that the task of defending the institutions is not easy and straightforward, but allowing the destroyers to triumph through people's inaction is regrettable.