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24 February 2013


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Douglas Deseng

Such a sickening scenario where educated elites of PNG defend themselves against what they are accountable for.

Corruption truly prevails in Unitech. Dr. Schram is a saviour sent by God.

Albert Schram

Graduation coming up the 12th, and still no results regarding my return. See here for a time-line of the current stand-off

Sid Patchett

As a former head of department and a great admirer of the University, I hope that it can soon return to be the fine institution we all hoped to build.

Reginald Renagi

I feel very angry and ashamed after reading in the media recently of the very disgraceful and most unfair and discriminatory treatment of Dr Albert Schram.

I hope the investigations (if any) that are going on clear his good name and bring to justice all those who stole from Unitech over the years.

Let justice be done here so Unitech can return to normal and be the premier learning institution it once was.

Keith Jackson

The Typepad techos have worked their magic and this story has been re-opened for reader access and comments

Michael Lorenz

The link,
to this page still works, but the link to the story from the running sheet has been changed to,
(note there is no http etc. prefix on the altered link)

Hope this helps...

Thanks Michael, the matter has been referred to my blog service provider - KJ

Albert Schram

The biased terms of reference for the inquiry now have caused new expressions of outrage and disgust in the Unitech community.

Follow it on my blog

Dale Mea

The evil leaders thought that they would get away with their corruption but it backed fire big time. I hope the present government will sort this type off demonic corruption.

Ben Akuani

As you all could see that was a clear picture of a politically influenced situation happened to Dr Schram.

Corruption and crime in Papua New Guinea are out of control and linked through networks of ethnicity and other devoted support.

State crime control strategies and community capacity in relation to crime control are often politically influenced by these types of economic and social impact of corrupt practices.

These types of evil practices are already in the system and we need to do something before it gets out of hand.

I urged Dr Schram and all other good citizens of this nation to come together and make those types of culprits face the full force of law and let the justice prevail.

M Setlo

I feel that we are not doing enough to spread the story of what is going on behind the scenes at Unitech.

It has long been a story of complete corruption, milking the cash cow all at the expense of the students.

Any of you who are parents and sent your kid to Unitech because of the way it was, you should be scared to death.

Right now, years of lax and corrupt leadership have led to poor teaching, poor facilities, and a bunch of slacker admin staff that need to be gotten rid of immediately.

There are also a few diamonds amongst the administration who now should be allowed to come out and shine, taking over the duties of the slackers before them.

Parents (I happen to be one) please speak up. Speak up in the most visible way possible especially by writing letters to the editors of our daily newspapers.

There are too few letters appearing in support of Dr Schram and fact is the newspapers are read by many thousands more people than are the blogs.

Albert Schram

Here is the follow up: "No Witch Hunt at Unitech"

Gigil Marme

It's a very sad story for Unitech, this story by Dr Schram.

We know too well that PNG has one of the highest rate of corrupt practices in the world. A lot of people take advantage of public office to become rich overnight.

But those who earn their living through hard work and honesty will prevail in challenging times.

Let us all remember that righteousness will conquer evil at the end. So do the right thing, Dr Schram.

Alphonse Doyaki

The university council is corrupt. We desperately need you back to head the university.

Hope the current government will make some wise decisions for the good of everyone.

Dennis Pundia

It is good to note that Dr Schram intends to see this fight through, him being a foreign national and all, however, it would be great to get both sides of the story.

I'm sure it shouldn't be too difficult for our learned council men to post something on this (or some other public information outlet) in their defence or cause.

Let the people be the judges. Further, if Dr Schram is right, he should not lack support especially in a nation sick to the brim with corruption.

Gaironama Pouata Tavita

What is the other side of story that we need to hear more about? The law can deal with that...

It is the attitude of all those culprits who initiated war against a qualified person wanting nothing but to upgrade a system that has been devastated by thieves from within.

How much more light do we need to read and hear about, to be able to make a balanced judgement. It is so simple even the dogs on the street could smell the truth.

Dr Schram, thank you for your great effort unnoticed by the blind PNG government.

Corney K. Alone

Suspended judgement is a virtue.

It would be nice to see a detailed response from the other side before the audience can be able to form an informed and balanced opinion (on this matters and others like this).

It has been my observation that in PNG "the other side" often maintains an intractable and stony silence on matters such as these. One must also consider the old saw that justice delayed is justice denied - KJ

Ganjiki D Wayne

Appalling the extent people go to cover their sorry bums, and remove anyone that threatens their comfortable thievery.

In the wake of it all giving PNG a bad reputation for deporting and banning valuable foreign nationals....

All the while giving a citizenship to an international fugitive.... I am utterly ashamed.

And, for what its worth Dr Schram, I am sorry.

Henry Ume

I have a child who started first year at Unitech and I, like many parents, want to see this saga brought to a close.

We chose Unitech over two overseas universities not to save money but I had high regard for PNG's Unitech as a former student and council medal winner.

Dr Schram must be brought back for the good of the university and investigations set up to uncover the misuse/abuse of funds and bring those implicated to justice.

Kela Kapkora Sil Bolkin

If this story is true, we call on the patriotic Papua New Guineans higher up in the bureaucracy to bring back Dr. Schram and get the egocentric demons together for public whipping before sending them back to their respective villages to hide forever and never surface again. Shame on them!

David Kitchnoge

Students are the most important stakeholders in this saga because they would have the largest slice of the cake in the losing stakes.

They stand to lose a lot more than anyone else in this whole saga.

So my logic tells me that authorities (whoever they are) should listen to the students more in trying to sort this thing out.

Bernard Yegiora

Very interesting. I posted the first piece by Keith on the Divine Word University Staff Broadcast and will post this one tomorrow so more Papua New Guineans get to read and follow the story.

This is a classic case of organised corruption.

Jeff Febi

Shame! Shame! Shame on those thieves!

Albert Schram

You can follow me on twitter @albertschram or look at my blog for the latest on my deportation case:

Peter Kranz

Albert - you have suffered much from what I believe is a shameful case of discrimination and corruption.

I agree threats of deportation against expats is scandalous and all too common.

When I was working in PNG I received threatening emails one of which said "we can have you deported, we've done it before and can do it again through our wantoks in Police and Immigration."

Similar things happened at UPNG in the machinations to get rid of vice-chancellor Les Eastcott.

Albert Schram

I am a long time follower of your blog and your tweets, which I find refreshingly insightful and independent.

I just wish to thank you for the attention you gave to my deportation case.

The procedure to bar expats from entering the country is too vulnerable to interference.

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