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08 August 2019


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Albert Schram

These are all legitimate questions. In PNG, however, nothing is what it seems.

Sam Koim was the head of Task Force Sweep which was disbanded in 2013, but has not assured any employment afterwards. How has he paid his bills since then?

He was unsuccessful in his role at Task Force Sweep and failed to ensure any major conviction. He was often accused of bias in his investigations, not targeting his associates and allies.

He never practised as a lawyer, and indeed has hardly any court experience. He should be asked to explain himself and show his tax records.

Mathias Kin

I think it is a waste of 4 million kina on another useless investigation. The many commissions of inquiry under O'Neill and other prime ministers have still not been tabled in parliament.

Why can't James Marape simply use the findings of the Ombudsman Commission? Isn't that credible enough?

Kenny Pawa Ambiasi

Well analysed. Can we say this is the start of the formation of black cloud to block the vision of a "rich black nation, PNG"?

Feeling fed up of seeing people selecting cronies to use them as a shield.

William Dunlop

Right on Philip. Ali Baba in a new guise rearing its greedy head.

Simon Davidson

What has began as a glorious morning of promise and mega opportunity is quickly starting to turn grey.

If this is how Marape will fight corruption, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to conclude that all his inaugural speeches and subsequent media statements in "taking back PNG" will be mere political rhetoric.

Philip Fitzpatrick

That's a decidedly dumb appointment.

Anyone even slightly tainted with associations with O'Neill should be avoided like the plague.

Couple that with the hare-brained idea of hocking PNG to China to pay off its debts and you begin to see cracks appearing in the Marape regime.

What's next? Paul Paraka heading up a new ICAC?

Perhaps someone needs to slow down and think these things through more thoroughly.

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