"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".

- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles

Friday, 10 February 2012

NDC's Martin Path Accuses Tumbi Victims of Fraud

To date, the NDC have colluded with ExxonMobil to produce a report on the Tumbi disaster, which international landlside expert, Prof Dave Petley, labelled "unimpressive". However, now the NDC's principal disaster coordinator, Martin Path, has the audacity to accuse the victim communities of fraud.

ABC Radio, 10 February 2012

So not only have the NDC protected ExxonMobil from being scrutinised, they are now attempting to paint ExxonMobil as the victim of a fraud perpetrated by local villagers, in order to extract money from the project operator. To date, it is not clear why the NDC is going to such unprecedented lengths to protect ExxonMobil. We do not know whether it is being instructed from the top (i.e. at a ministerial level), or whether this problematic relationship is being organised at an NDC level. But clearly if a Commission of Inquiry is to ever take place, the NDC will need to be at the top of their list to be investigated.

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