THE National Executive Council decision to suspend the Southern Highlands provincial government for nine months is an indirect support of the chaos in Mendi.
What happened in Mendi is a result of people who did not agree with the court system that allowed William Powi to be the governor of the province.
The suspension of the provincial government is indirectly going against the court system in this county, firstly.
Secondly, the NEC decision is a victory to those who burnt the Link PNG plane and other state properties in Mendi.
They burnt the plane and other state properties to force Powi to step down and the NEC has just given them that okay with the message that if you burn down Link PNG planes and state properties the NEC will support you.
I believe the NEC decision to suspend the Southern Highlands provincial government because of the mayhem in Mendi has now compromised the integrity of one of our highest institutions in the country – the NEC.