Papuan region needs clean leaders


The National

THE Papua region needs honest political leaders, not those compromised bunch with the NA now.
All Papuan MPs must join forces with the New Guinea Islands and the few honest Highlands and Mo­mase politicians to form a new group to challenge the current mob in Parliament.
This is why Papuan MPs must support the Bou­gainvilleans in their quest for autonomy.
There is a need for a new Papuan political order for the following reasons:
l    The current political system is corrupt, unfair and has failed to live up to Papua’s aspirations and expectations since Independence;
l    Papuans want fair distribution of its resources and equal opportunity in developing their region;
l    The Government and authorities have deliberately turned a blind eye to problems facing the local inhabitants of Port Moresby, Central and other Papuan provinces;
l    Non-Papuan squatter settlements on traditional lands in Port Moresby and Central province (and also other Papuan provinces) are growing like mushrooms;
l    Deliberate manipulation of electoral system mainly by non-Papuan people to put their tainted members in the political and public service system;
l    Non-Papuans are committing most of the crimes in the city;
l    The markets in the city have become a total exclusive zones by parti­cul­ar primitive ethnic groups making it almost impossible for the local people and other Papuans to enjoy our rights to our land; and
l    Population growth and movement into the capital city and Central province by aggressive non-Papuans who now introduce their “primitive cultural practices” of tribal fights, pay-back killings, ridiculous compensation demands; and
l    The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS which is now a direct threat to the peaceful and civilised nature of the Papuan society, and cultu­ral practices.
PNG will never be united with these people’s continuous destructive tribal activities and corrupt political practices.
The bottom line is a separate, peaceful and safe Papua society.
Papuans must stand up now and demand full auto­nomy like Bougain­ville.
Papua Tauna Natuna
Port Moresby