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19 June 2018

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The situation certainly appears to be escalating and neither the Police nor the Army appear to have the will, let alone the capacity, to exert much control beyond the Mendi town boundaries.

The longer the situation remains unresolved and the very genuine grievances are allowed to fester, the harder it will be to negotiate a peaceful outcome.

As Mathew Boi has noted, there is a marked absence of effective leadership on the ground right now.

It is time for a very senior ministerial level member of the government to call in the representatives of the various parties in an effort to prevent a further escalation in violence.

Who has the required prestige and clout to do this? O'Neill?


This is getting a lot worse - more carnage and destruction of PNG LNG equipment.

The government is already thinking about what will happen at APEC.

See this ABC report:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/lng-attack-in-papua-new-guinea/9885952

This whole issue needs to be sorted out before the APEC summit in November.

Otherwise I can envisage massive demonstrations during the summit.

The damage was done simply because the leaders did not control their people. The blame must be shouldered by the leaders.

Olsem ol liklik bebi toromoi ol tois bilong ol nambaut, sikirapim graun na karai nating.

Hah! Sa sem tu o nogat?!

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