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28 August 2016


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Without knowing the "rules to address student's issues (sic)" of UPNG, I venture a comment that firstly, support might be expressed for those of UPNG students, in duty as a leadership, who were in fact only carrying out requirement of the rank and file of the organisation.

Secondly, there may be support for the notion that treatment as described in The National, being imposed on a few (leadership team), seems unjust and if reasonable review is not forthcoming, might yet warrant test in legal process.

Now where can one see an available version of those "rules to address student's issues".

fRight sWing cLaw?

PNG parliamentarians remind me of some kids I knew in primary school.

When the bigger boys were up to some mischief and were witnessed by the rest of the class they'd shoosh the smaller boys and girls and threaten them, "oi yupla pasim maus, noken tok wanpela samting long tisa, nogat abinun bai yupla karai long mama blong yupla".

Yeah, what a bunch of jokers and those wizards who defend them at it are practitioners of the dark arts - disinformation and plain old lying arse dogs.

Infantile law makers. Inveterate law breakers. Insidious law fakers.

Sapos yu daunim naim bilong mi, mi wantim plenti compensashun, tupela piks , tripela moruk na sikspela meri .
Yu no compensatim mi, mi poisonim yu Begasin lain na kilim yu dai
This seems much less complicated than criminal or civil action through the law courts.

This cybersecurity legislation violates freedom of expression and the criminalization of libel is inconsistent with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; the right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.

It appears this law is modelled on the Philippines Cybercrime Prevention Act 2012 and five petitions have been lodged with the Philippine Supreme Court. The petitions claim it is unconstitutional and infringes on freedom of expression, due process, equal protection and privacy of communication.

PM O'Neill is obviously an acolyte of Rodrigo Duterte.

Conjecture and hyper paranoia needs a clear marker.

National security and business confidence are also critical in a democracy.

Quite a few economists in Australia are saying the government should be borrowing to fund major infrastructure in Australia while interest rates are so low.

Yet PNG seems to have done this and it has gotten them into strife.

I suppose in their case the money has been spent on buying up mining shares and not on infrastructure so it's a bit different. And a large component of the loans seem unaccounted for.

I have trouble managing our household budget, let alone understanding economics but something really wrong seems to be going on here.

Is it any wonder then that they have become hyper-sensitive to criticism.

PM O'Neill must also have thought Namorong and Stephens were on to something for such a draconian measure to be applied.
The approaching recession only spells troubled times for PNG and global players in general.
Defensive moves are to be expected.

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