Papua New Guinea’s Deep Corruption

Commentary by PETER S. KINJAP
The O’Neill-Dion Government is the most corrupted regime in the short history of Papua New Guinea. It has tempered with the national constitution, forced to bend it or even create new laws to escape being held responsible and avoid passing tougher legislation to fight corruption. It’s so sad, a sad scenario for PNG indeed.
Before going into elections in 2012, Peter O’Neill promised the nation to curb corruption; setting up the Investigation Task Force Sweep (ITFS) which did an excellent job exposing and prosecuting corruption deals but why did O’Neill disband it? Why did Police Commissioner Garry Baki put a “vetting” on the high-profile investigating cases that includes O’Neill’s case?


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