BY Guest Writer
Well the headline in today’s Post Courier about Ila Temu defending Nautilus and their desire to use the waters around PNG to test their experimental seabed mining was about as surprising as the sun rising every morning.
As a matter of fact Ila uses the same “logic” and terms he used to defend MCC when they were coming under attack during the Ramu Nickel case. You know Ila says the comments are based on emotions NOT FACTS LIKE HIS COMMENTS! After all he has a Dr. in from of his name damn it! He then goes on *yawn* saying government approvals have been granted and it was GET HIS “unfair for a resource project to be stalled once environmental and other approvals have been received after many years of exploration, research and - ya gotta love this last one - community consultations.”
Yea right Ila - you’re on about fairness all right - and the many years of exploration and research are a joke and if you weren’t being paid so much to pitch this line you wouldn’t say it - after all it’s not “fair” and you are obviously on about “fairness”. And the community consultations - ah Ila - that doesn’t mean going out and lying to the communities telling them how great the project is and how much they will benefit. We were at five of those “community consultations” and they were nothing more that telling the folks that Nautilus was coming and they better be happy with all the benefits that are coming with their experiment.
Now get this everyone Ila - no let’s call him Dr. Temu for this one - let’s you know where there good Dr. is coming from - Dr. Temu has URGED the members of the public to seek facts from “relevant government” ministries or GUESS WHO ELSE - according to the good Dr? - why the companies themselves OF COURSE!!!!! We kid you NOT! That’s what he URGES the public to do.
Yea right Ila - they wouldn’t lie to the public now would they? They are here to develop us. They are here because they love us and want to help us. That’s why they lie to us, bribe whoever they can, avoid paying taxes and destroy our environment - and the bottom line is they are here to make money for themselves and their shareholders FULL STOP!!!!! So stop with the treating we PNGeans as if we are stupid please. Those days are over Dr.
Oh and lastly why don’t you spend more time giving a damn about the people rather than the sovereign risk profile. Why don’t you really address what is fair and what isn’t? Well we know why - see Dr. the days of pushing this stuff is over in PNG. The people know!