It is no longer a genuine protest but a politically motivated drivel that smacks of ethnic bigotry and promoted by students and others from Enga.
Let us be straight and ask why the Engan students are personalizing the matter and attacking and threatening innocent students from Southern Highlands and Hela.
Why are Engan students personalising the issue when students from most regions and provinces have moved on after the initial protests which appeared to be noble and want to return to class?
Now that the Engan students have personalised the matter, we can see that students from other parts of the country have backed off and were watching with much concern as there is a real danger of their future being compromised.
The cold-blooded murder of first year survey student from SHP Graham Romanong in his dormitory room at the PNG University of Technology last weekend is deplorable and must be condemned by all law abiding citizens of our beautiful country.
The distasteful political point-scoring by the maverick Lae MP Loujaya Kouza as reported on NBC radio on Monday (June 27) is deplorable and disgraceful from a national leader.
Kouza, you are totally wrong to blame Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for the student’s death and destruction of properties in state universities and your comments must be condemned in the strongest possible term.
Kouza, if you have some intelligence left, you would know that it is the Engan students that are making matters worse by personalising their attack on fellow students and destroying public property.
For Enga students who are verbally attacking O’Neill and physically attacking students from SHP and Hela, I have this question for you:
Are Engans not pleased and satisfied that there far more Engans holding top government positions at this time except the Prime Minister’s post?
Do you still want the Prime Minister’s position to go to an Engan when an Engan, Don Polye, is the Opposition Leader?
Are other Papua New Guineans like O’Neill not entitled to hold the Prime Minister’s position?
Polye was until three ears ago the Treasurer and one of the most senior members of the O’Neill cabinet.
However, he decided to turn away from the Government by going against the decorum of cabinet solidarity and confidentiality.
In the Westminster system of democracy that PNG has, cabinet unity and confidentially are maintained by all members of the ruling government.
Polye decided to throw away his privileged position in cabinet and go the other way with his own spin on confidential matters. One should question his real motive of breaking cabinet solidarity.
Furthermore, why are some Engan university students going against the grain of their leadership in their province when Governor Sir Peter Ipatas and most Engan MPs are with the O’Neill Government?
Doubtful, Via email