ITS NOW OFFICIAL-SOMARE RECEIVED CORRUPT MONEY FROM TAIWAN

ITS NOW OFFICIAL-SOMARE RECEIVED CORRUPT MONEY FROM TAIWAN

Impoverished PNGean
Impoverished PNGean

April 30th, 2009, 3:42 am #1

Post Courier
Thursday 30th April

THE Opposition has welcomed the continuing investigation by Taiwanese Government to get to the bottom of the failed Taiwan/PNG
diplomatic dollar racket which defrauded Taiwan of $US29.8 million (K85 million) by two brokers in a bid to establish diplomatic
ties with PNG.
Leader of the Opposition Sir Mekere Morauta said Papua New Guineans wanted to know more about the involvement of the Somare
government in this saga.
Minister for National Planning Paul Tiensten, Public Accounts Committee chairman Timothy Bonga and private lawyer Florian Gubon
have all admitted their involvement.
Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has admitted to having two meetings in 2006 with former Taiwanese foreign minister James Huang.
He has so far refused to inform the people of the matters discussed at the meeting.
Control Yuan, Taiwans anti- corruption organisation has already charged former Secretary General of the National Security Council,
Chiou I-jen and Mr Huang over this scandal. In 2006, Taiwan Foreign Ministry deposited $US29.8 million in an account with the OCBC
Bank in Singapore and appointed Mr Ching Chi-ju and Wu Shih-tsai, two Singaporean businessmen, as middlemen.
Taiwans foreign ministry ordered investigations after the diplomatic deal failed and began court actions against those involved.
On May 16, 2008, private lawyer Dr Florian Gubon admitted his involvement in the saga. He also revealed of the existence of the
signed Draft Communiqué by the Somare Government, establishing full diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Dr Gubon said his involvement
together with Messrs Tiensten and Bonga had the authority of the Prime Minister.
He alleged among others that:
* Middle Fly MP Roy Biyama was directed by Sir Michael to cut short a private visit to Israel and join Mr Tienstens team in
Singapore to travel to Taiwan;
* US$200,000 was paid to him (Dr Gubons). He subsequently passed $US50,000 to Wu Shih-tsai; and
* Further K50,000 and K15,000 were given to two other Papua New Guinea leaders.
Oppositions attempts to get the Prime Minister and the Parliament to discuss the saga were gagged by the Government through the
Speaker.
On Monday (April 28) the media reported that authorities in Taiwan were finding it difficult to call the Papua New Guinea Guests
who were part of the Taiwan/PNG diplomatic scandal.

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But I'm giving no proof Somare got anything
But I'm giving no proof Somare got anything

April 30th, 2009, 4:11 am #2

Re: ITS NOW OFFICIAL-SOMARE RECEIVED CORRUPT MONEY FROM TAIWAN
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April 30th, 2009, 8:29 am #3

Post Courier
Thursday 30th April

THE Opposition has welcomed the continuing investigation by Taiwanese Government to get to the bottom of the failed Taiwan/PNG
diplomatic dollar racket which defrauded Taiwan of $US29.8 million (K85 million) by two brokers in a bid to establish diplomatic
ties with PNG.
Leader of the Opposition Sir Mekere Morauta said Papua New Guineans wanted to know more about the involvement of the Somare
government in this saga.
Minister for National Planning Paul Tiensten, Public Accounts Committee chairman Timothy Bonga and private lawyer Florian Gubon
have all admitted their involvement.
Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has admitted to having two meetings in 2006 with former Taiwanese foreign minister James Huang.
He has so far refused to inform the people of the matters discussed at the meeting.
Control Yuan, Taiwans anti- corruption organisation has already charged former Secretary General of the National Security Council,
Chiou I-jen and Mr Huang over this scandal. In 2006, Taiwan Foreign Ministry deposited $US29.8 million in an account with the OCBC
Bank in Singapore and appointed Mr Ching Chi-ju and Wu Shih-tsai, two Singaporean businessmen, as middlemen.
Taiwans foreign ministry ordered investigations after the diplomatic deal failed and began court actions against those involved.
On May 16, 2008, private lawyer Dr Florian Gubon admitted his involvement in the saga. He also revealed of the existence of the
signed Draft Communiqué by the Somare Government, establishing full diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Dr Gubon said his involvement
together with Messrs Tiensten and Bonga had the authority of the Prime Minister.
He alleged among others that:
* Middle Fly MP Roy Biyama was directed by Sir Michael to cut short a private visit to Israel and join Mr Tienstens team in
Singapore to travel to Taiwan;
* US$200,000 was paid to him (Dr Gubons). He subsequently passed $US50,000 to Wu Shih-tsai; and
* Further K50,000 and K15,000 were given to two other Papua New Guinea leaders.
Oppositions attempts to get the Prime Minister and the Parliament to discuss the saga were gagged by the Government through the
Speaker.
On Monday (April 28) the media reported that authorities in Taiwan were finding it difficult to call the Papua New Guinea Guests
who were part of the Taiwan/PNG diplomatic scandal.
This is an absolute disgrace. They're selling off our gass, Somare has sold off the sepik timber, sea, and every resource we have left to finance their pockets. Now they have sold off our souverignty. The petty little criminals in the PNG passport office in Port Moresby are peanuts compared to these international crooks... how can we stop these kind of people
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Anonymous
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May 1st, 2009, 4:46 am #4

Good grief! i don't know where our country is heading to...
We need some people to open their eyes & confront these
sort of people.
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Anonymous
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May 1st, 2009, 5:09 am #5

So why don't YOU be the one to open your eyes and confront those criminals?
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May 1st, 2009, 5:10 am #6

This is an absolute disgrace. They're selling off our gass, Somare has sold off the sepik timber, sea, and every resource we have left to finance their pockets. Now they have sold off our souverignty. The petty little criminals in the PNG passport office in Port Moresby are peanuts compared to these international crooks... how can we stop these kind of people
Why are the so called educated PNGans like yourself so unable to figure out what to do about this problem?
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May 1st, 2009, 6:43 am #7

Post Courier
Thursday 30th April

THE Opposition has welcomed the continuing investigation by Taiwanese Government to get to the bottom of the failed Taiwan/PNG
diplomatic dollar racket which defrauded Taiwan of $US29.8 million (K85 million) by two brokers in a bid to establish diplomatic
ties with PNG.
Leader of the Opposition Sir Mekere Morauta said Papua New Guineans wanted to know more about the involvement of the Somare
government in this saga.
Minister for National Planning Paul Tiensten, Public Accounts Committee chairman Timothy Bonga and private lawyer Florian Gubon
have all admitted their involvement.
Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has admitted to having two meetings in 2006 with former Taiwanese foreign minister James Huang.
He has so far refused to inform the people of the matters discussed at the meeting.
Control Yuan, Taiwans anti- corruption organisation has already charged former Secretary General of the National Security Council,
Chiou I-jen and Mr Huang over this scandal. In 2006, Taiwan Foreign Ministry deposited $US29.8 million in an account with the OCBC
Bank in Singapore and appointed Mr Ching Chi-ju and Wu Shih-tsai, two Singaporean businessmen, as middlemen.
Taiwans foreign ministry ordered investigations after the diplomatic deal failed and began court actions against those involved.
On May 16, 2008, private lawyer Dr Florian Gubon admitted his involvement in the saga. He also revealed of the existence of the
signed Draft Communiqué by the Somare Government, establishing full diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Dr Gubon said his involvement
together with Messrs Tiensten and Bonga had the authority of the Prime Minister.
He alleged among others that:
* Middle Fly MP Roy Biyama was directed by Sir Michael to cut short a private visit to Israel and join Mr Tienstens team in
Singapore to travel to Taiwan;
* US$200,000 was paid to him (Dr Gubons). He subsequently passed $US50,000 to Wu Shih-tsai; and
* Further K50,000 and K15,000 were given to two other Papua New Guinea leaders.
Oppositions attempts to get the Prime Minister and the Parliament to discuss the saga were gagged by the Government through the
Speaker.
On Monday (April 28) the media reported that authorities in Taiwan were finding it difficult to call the Papua New Guinea Guests
who were part of the Taiwan/PNG diplomatic scandal.
Somare has been in the game for so long....

I pity the country when the founder of the country and his cronies are now planning their exit strategies.

Steal as much as possible, use the country as a passport to negotiate deals with other countries to sell as much as possible and get out!!!

Where does that leave our people. Still thrashing about the the crime and poverty quagmire!

There must be a better way forward than this.

shame on those leaders and their cronies...
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May 1st, 2009, 7:17 am #8

The solution is for people to stop bull****ting and start offering solid evidence and proof of these leaders wrongdoings. Most of what we get on pngscape is nothing but rhetoric, wishful thinking and anonymous revolutionary armies that say they've been around for 10 years and expect us to believe it.
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May 1st, 2009, 1:18 pm #9

Another Somare Arse licker..... above.
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Joined: April 23rd, 2009, 8:06 am

May 1st, 2009, 1:20 pm #10

The solution is for people to stop bull****ting and start offering solid evidence and proof of these leaders wrongdoings. Most of what we get on pngscape is nothing but rhetoric, wishful thinking and anonymous revolutionary armies that say they've been around for 10 years and expect us to believe it.
Another Somare Arse licker..... above.
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