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Allan Bird: Foreigners should not threaten Papua New Guineans in their own country

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East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, has expressed disgust at the manner in which a foreign national threatened  a Papua New Guinean who posted pictures of 40 Maserati sports cars brought into Port Moresby.

Emmanuel Narakobi, was told by  a David Johnson by text to remove the post because  it breached security. He went further by threatening to “enact the APEC  security laws.”

Governor Bird has demanded an apology saying Papua New Guineans have a right to know how public money is being spent and that freedom of speech should not be interfered with.

“Foreigners who live in this country have to respect our people. If they don’t like it, they should leave.”

Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, also put his phone number online telling Johnson to call him.

Emmanuel Narakobi is the nephew of one of the authors of the PNG constitution, the late Bernard Narakobi.

4 comments on “Allan Bird: Foreigners should not threaten Papua New Guineans in their own country

  1. Nelson Nombri

    Exactly! Threat from a foreigne is not on… David Johnson needs to be deported.

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  2. When MP Alan Bird says, that “a foreign national threatened a Papua New Guinean”, does he, MP. Bird refer to a treat, to “enact the APEC security laws.” Are those Security Laws, not an Act of the Parliament of PNG. Voted on and approved by the Majority of our Elected Leaders. Surely the East Sepik Governor, should have been protesting long and loud, when those Laws were put before Parliament for the first time. I agree that foreigners (like myself) should show respect for the rights of Papua New Guineans Citizens to act within the Constitutional Laws of PNG. The same Laws that guarantee ALL persons living in PNG the rights to have and express their opinions. As to the fact that “Emmanuel Narakobi is the nephew of one of the authors of the PNG constitution, the late Bernard Narakobi.” Really does not make His opinion any more IMPORTANT, than that of any other Citizen. Because of his Education and Experience, his opinions might be more RELEVANT. I find it a little sad and disconcerting that Good Men like Governor Bird and Garry Juffa, going off on the “Evil Foreigner Theme”. Oh! and I too am a bit Gob Smacked that we in PNG need 40 such Cars.

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  3. James Rapula

    Without going into details, how is it a security issue when the public – PNG Citizens – demand for some explanations on how the government unwisely, without considerations, comes up with millions of kina to buy such luxurious vehicle while there are so many people still suffering? Isn’t it a fair reaction?

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