West Papua – the Next East Timor

The Indonesia’s “Look East” Diplomacy entails stepping up on its propaganda against United Liberation Movement For West Papua or ULMWP. This is legitimated by the proposition that to go against ULMWP is for the best interests of the People of…
Row over top post

By CLIFFORD FAIPARIK, The National PNG POLICE Minister Bryan Kramer, on legal advice from State lawyers, has instructed Gari Baki to vacate the police commissioner’s office as his contract had expired in May. He has appointed Deputy Commissioner Francis Tokura,…
Kramer condemns Baki

By CLIFFORD FAIPARIK, The National PNG POLICE Minister Bryan Kramer, pictured, has accused Police Commissioner Gari Baki of protecting “corrupt politicians” by sitting on their files and not investigating them in the past four years. He was responding to Baki’s…
Officers told to serve Constitution, not Govt

By MALINDA KALE, The National PNG POLICE officers must serve the Constitution and not the Government, says Police Minister Bryan Kramer. He told the 28 cadet officers including six females to be commissioned during a parade at Bomana, Port Moresby…
Ahern urges focus on post-referendum peace in Papua New Guinea

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on Wednesday stressed to the UN the need for focus on maintaining peace in Papua New Guinea after an independence referendum in the region later this year. Mr Ahern met UN secretary general António Guterres in New York to discuss…
New UN Resident Coordinator Takes Up Post

Last Wednesday, incoming United Nations Resident Coordinator for PNG presented his credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister, Rimbink Pato. Mr Gianluca Rampolla replaces outgoing UN Resident Coordinator, Roy Trivedy, who left the country in December last year. Mr Rampolla discussed with…