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Exam puzzle
Mum: Hi son, how was the (national exam) paper today?
Son: Okay, but it brought some painful memories.
Mum: Painful memories?
Son: Yes. Those questions require us to think very hard.
Mum (to herself): That’s why it is called an exam.
Guess who
From a little bird: The Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Appointments has already shortlisted three candidates for the police commissioner’s position which will soon be submitted to Cabinet to make a decision on.
Light festival
Colleague trying to find out the cause of loud explosions last weekend in the capital city was told it was the Diwali celebrations. It is an annual religious event, sometimes called the Festival of Light, celebrated by Hindus around the world where firecrackers and bright lights are displayed. But why in Port Moresby? How many Hindus live here? And why so loud?
Pay week
The loan sharks will again be out and about this week – government pay week. For some government workers, the fortnightly game of hide-and-seek with the sharks starts today when the pay goes into the bank. Good luck to all.
Contempt case
Committees appointed by Parliament have powers to summon or order people to appear before them on important matter. If the order is ignored, people can be liable for contempt of parliament.
Illegal logging
A woman calls out to another, using abusive words, to follow her to the police station because she suspects her of having an affair with her husband. They were still arguing when police arrived. A bystander told the officers “it’s a case of illegal logging”. He explained that the suspect and husband are employees of a timber company.
Food for thought
To applaud an MP because he has built a hospital, a school or a road in your electorate using the DSIP funds is the same as applauding an ATM because it gives you your money.

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