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Subject: Re: Mathew Parep for Enga Regional

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Date Posted: Tue, May 29 2007, 11:59:10am
In reply to: Naimain 's message, "Mathew Parep for Enga Regional" on Wed, May 23 2007, 04:13:51pm

KK, I for one am studying overseas under a scholarship so would not be able to come to Enga to guide the people I have influence over (my family) to vote for he right candidate. However, as an educated Engan I cannot just seat on my bum and expect things to fall from the skies and be perfect for Enga. The least I could do for my province is to discuss politics itellectually on public forums like this and the newspapers so that those who are able to read can take note of this message. And maybe make the right choice come election day. You have a good point there however people like you and me should not think like our people at home. You are supposed to an educated person, think like one and influence your less privileged people in the right way. By talking on about luck and all these nonsense tells us that you have no maturity and even if you do what you are saying just defeat the purpose of your entire education.


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Date Posted: Tue, May 29 2007, 12:33:49pm

"So what have you guys (the so-called educated Engans) done for Enga and PNG?"... very good question KK... What we have done and are currently doing does not warrent us to take a break to go and vote, because if we do, we wont be serving our beloved country. Why should we take leave, if we are able to vote someone in to serve us in Parliament from where we live right now? For your information, this is a National Election, it is not a provincial election. So you see, all elected members that are voted in either from the corners of Telifomin, or from Port Moresby will represent the views of Papua New Guinea.

Decisions made in Paliament does not only affect Enga.. it affects the entire nation.. so you see.. if i vote someone in from Port Moresby, i have my say in the election. I dont need to take a leave to come to Enga to vote.. because i can cast my vote for a Papua New Guinean in Port Moresby.

Now, to your previous question, what have i done for Enga and PNG, thats something i personally have to answer because i dont want to post my CV in a public forum. I believe the same question goes back to you.. What have you done for Enga and PNG? you answer that question yourself.

Boasting and self righteousness are campaign tactics used by would be and aspiring candidates and personally i dont want to dwell too much on it. I'd rather let my action speak for me than to say, what i have done for PNG.

Whether it be a student or a working class Engan, i believe every citizen of this beloved country has done their part in contributing to nation building. I believe in the goodness of every individual, there is no such person as a rascal or a thief being born. It is what people choose to do, and rather not what they are born to do. So, for your question about what we did for Enga and Country? i believe the mere fact that they are Papua New Guineans and Engans.. that is a great contribution... Economist call it Labour and it is one of the greatest input in the production process.. so you see... every individual that is born into the Province or this nation.. has his or her own way of contributing to this beloved country of ours..

Let me broaden your mind with an example.. Can you say a bettelnut seller in one of the markets in PNG is not doing anything for the country? If we look at it with a narrow mind, we can say.. he or she is spoiling the environment with pollution.. but.. in a broader sense.. that bettelnut seller is providing a service to another Papua New Guinean who might not be growing bettelnut because he or she is from the Highlands where bettelnuts dont grow. A Highlander is satisfied and the person who is selling bettelnut is satisfied.. Both are Papua New Guineans.. Dont you think.. the bettelnut sellers is not providing service to a fellow Papua New Guinean? At a narrow scope you might think that way, but, the broader view is that.. both have contributed to informal sector business growth.. Both have served the nation..

With this example at hand.. a student in Australia or at UPNG is doing something for PNG.. Human resource investment is by far the greatest investment for Enga and PNG as a whole.. So you see.. they cant just leave their studies on hold for elections.. wherever they are.. they can cast their votes.. for PNG..

I beleive you need to get out more into PNG than to stuck you head in the sand..


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