Forever burdened by refugee problem

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday July 29th, 2013

 THE new refugee deal is an attack on our sovereignty under the guise of friendship with Australia. 

Why is Peter O’Neill opening the floodgates of a migration problem that will be here to stay? 

Why is the prime minister selling our sovereignty away?

Why is our so-called friend, Australia, throwing its problem to our shores? 

PNG is not in the position to feed, clothe, educate and employ uninvited people because our own people have yet to come out of poverty and still live in hamlets (kunai houses). 

Australia is in a better position to accept refugees because it is already developed. 

Building of infrastructure, new developments and other assistance by Australia will only be on a short-term basis.

Meanwhile, PNG will be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of these people continuously in years to come. 

This is a sad day for PNG. 

Our honourable prime minister; please rethink and reconsider the decision and we will salute you.


Kapi Muntpana, Via email