Secret report recommends Somare be charged over Moti affair

Secret report recommends Somare be charged over Moti affair

reposted frm the Australian Newspaper
reposted frm the Australian Newspaper

August 6th, 2007, 2:09 am #1



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Secret report says 'charge Somare'Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print Michael McKenna | August 02, 2007
THE Australian is publishing a secret report that recommends PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare face charges over the Moti affair.

Read the secret PNG Defence Force report on Moti's escape


Somare warns over report's release

Sir Michael had threatened local media with contempt of court over their calls for the official release of the PNG Defence Force Inquiry report that recommends he faces charges over last year’s escape of Australian fugitive Julian Moti to the Solomon Islands.

Sir Michael’s lawyers issued a press release following the leaking of the damning report to The Australian, covered in a series of news and feature articles that began on Monday.

The warning was issued on Thursday night as he lobbied independent MPs to form a coalition government with his National Alliance party.

Details of the report were first revealed by The Australian on Monday, and were followed by a series of extensive reports.

It recommends Sir Michael, as well as several of his top advisers and military officers, face charges or criminal investigation for their alleged role in the escape of Mr Moti, wanted by Australian police on charges of child sex abuse, aboard a PNG military plane to the Solomons on October 10.

Since its completion in March, Sir Michael has refused to release the report as he campaigned ahead of last month’s general elections.

In the report, inquiry chairman, Supreme Court Judge Gibbs Salika, ruled that Sir Michael issued the order for Mr Moti’s escape at the request of Solomons’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who has since appointed Mr Moti as the country’s Attorney-General.

Judge Salika also reported that he found evidence of financial corruption by military officers and senior bureaucrats.

Sir Michael and several military officers, subject to charges or disciplinary action under the findings of the report, have challenged the validity of the inquiry.

The two-month inquiry was set-up last December by the then Defence Minister Martin Aini.

Mr Aini was sacked by Sir Michael before the completion of the report.

In the press release, Sir Michael’s lawyers said local coverage of the calls for the reports’ release was already under review for possible contempt proceedings.
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August 6th, 2007, 2:12 am #2

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August 22nd, 2007, 9:06 am #3

Who is Somare? Does this country belong to him? Is he indespensable? He is just like you I except he is a politician and has a seperate law that does not apply to everyone else, so it seems.

It has been widely publicised that Somare gave the orders for the clandestine escape of Julian Moti, the alleged Child Molester. If that is so, the people of this country should demand that Somare be arrested and charged.

If he is not arrested, the criminal laws of this country serve no purpose and lifeless. Therefore, whoever Tom, Dick and Harry frauds a K1000 cheque should not be arrested and charged but walk freely.

We should critically question the role of the law enforcement agencies in making sure the uphold the rule of law and bring every person living in this country to account for their wrongful actions.

If this is not seen to be happening, God help Papua New Guinea.

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August 22nd, 2007, 9:21 am #4

Probably most Papua New Guineans who know the facts would agree with you but none of us are willing to do anything about it to put pressure on Somare. That's why he's able to get away with whatever we want - its because the PNG educated elite wants to sit on our arses.
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August 22nd, 2007, 1:40 pm #5


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Secret report says 'charge Somare'Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print Michael McKenna | August 02, 2007
THE Australian is publishing a secret report that recommends PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare face charges over the Moti affair.

Read the secret PNG Defence Force report on Moti's escape


Somare warns over report's release

Sir Michael had threatened local media with contempt of court over their calls for the official release of the PNG Defence Force Inquiry report that recommends he faces charges over last year’s escape of Australian fugitive Julian Moti to the Solomon Islands.

Sir Michael’s lawyers issued a press release following the leaking of the damning report to The Australian, covered in a series of news and feature articles that began on Monday.

The warning was issued on Thursday night as he lobbied independent MPs to form a coalition government with his National Alliance party.

Details of the report were first revealed by The Australian on Monday, and were followed by a series of extensive reports.

It recommends Sir Michael, as well as several of his top advisers and military officers, face charges or criminal investigation for their alleged role in the escape of Mr Moti, wanted by Australian police on charges of child sex abuse, aboard a PNG military plane to the Solomons on October 10.

Since its completion in March, Sir Michael has refused to release the report as he campaigned ahead of last month’s general elections.

In the report, inquiry chairman, Supreme Court Judge Gibbs Salika, ruled that Sir Michael issued the order for Mr Moti’s escape at the request of Solomons’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who has since appointed Mr Moti as the country’s Attorney-General.

Judge Salika also reported that he found evidence of financial corruption by military officers and senior bureaucrats.

Sir Michael and several military officers, subject to charges or disciplinary action under the findings of the report, have challenged the validity of the inquiry.

The two-month inquiry was set-up last December by the then Defence Minister Martin Aini.

Mr Aini was sacked by Sir Michael before the completion of the report.

In the press release, Sir Michael’s lawyers said local coverage of the calls for the reports’ release was already under review for possible contempt proceedings.
its so easy to charge leaders from other countries... why dont you go track John Howard and George Bush and Tonny Blair to ICJ for crimes against humanity in the middle east, Iraq and afghanistan???

Aussie are so quick in judging someone.. if JH abd GB are friends then theres not reason why MS (PNG n SI) wont be friends...

drop the investigation... waste of Tax payers money...
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August 22nd, 2007, 2:07 pm #6

Interesting..... in most countries, they prosecute their own corrupt leaders (except in the dictatorship countries).

In PNG we wait for someone else to demand that we do our job.

Then we complain about it and tell those other countries to shut up.

Maybe we'd have an easier time as part of the world community of nations if we would simply do what we should be doing and not being slack all the time about prosecuting wrongdoing.
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Nanga Pone
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September 3rd, 2007, 8:56 pm #7

I can only say Somare was OK about 10 years ago...he is too old to get the rusted head going again. Stap back na larem ol narapela ronim PNG tu yah.

Laikim PNG
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September 4th, 2007, 4:45 am #8

Arrest him and get him to answer the charges... He is corrupt and serves his own interests. Who does he think he is? He has totally lost it and needs some serious divine intervention in his life before his judgement day.

And for that bloody Moti. Who does he think he is? They should conduct a operation to eliminate him at whatever location he is in. Him and Somare should be held accountable for wasting the taxpayers' money and making a mockery of PNG as a whole.
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September 4th, 2007, 7:51 am #9

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September 6th, 2007, 12:42 am #10

if you look at the posts on this web site you will see that PNGeans are more racist and intolerant of others than the people of any other country.
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