Atiyafa must apologise for preposterous, insensitive proposal

Letters, Normal

The National, Thursday 23rd August, 2012

NEW Henganofi member Robert Atiyafa must apo­logise to the more than 2,000 people affected by the mv Rabaul Queen disaster.
His proposal to do away with past and present commissions of inquiry is not only preposterous but lacks sensitivity by saying the Rabaul Queen disaster inquiry was a waste of money.
How many people died in the NPF, Moti-gate scandal, Sandline, etc, Ati­yafa?
The Rabaul Queen sank with more than 100 lives lost last Feb 2.
Only four bodies were recovered.
There are many people still grieving because the bodies of their loved ones cannot be returned to them to bury.
Naming the Rabaul Queen inquiry is an insult.
We will not rest until justice is done for all the victims.
Atiyafa’s comments were very insensitive, insulting and totally unbecoming of a national leader.
Shame on you.
Tommy Yep
Chairman, legal action committee
mv Rabaul Queen disaster