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Subject: EC uncovers deceit - Ambum Kompiam Common Roll Highly Inflated

Sensible Ambumvillian
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Date Posted: Sat, Jun 16 2007, 12:35:55pm

This is not a surprising news. That inflation scam and deceit was started by the then sitting member, John Pundari in 1997. He had earlier cheated and went into parliament in 1992 when Cornelius Kakale of Ambum actually won the elections that time.

However, John Pundari bribed counting officials in Wabag at that time after they actually declared Cornelius Kakale as the winner earlier. JP twisted the whole process and brought in 300 more suspiccious votes into the counting room and forced the returning officer to declare him as the winner.

The winning vote of Ambum Kompiam in 1992 was about 3800. Traditionally Ambum Kompiam open seat has been contested by an average of 30 candidates over the election.

What John Pundari did in 1997 was that he blantantly included some false council ward names and polling places around his area. That is only between Yampu to Meraimanda. He then won by a whopping 14,000 (unbelivable indeed)votes just from those votes collected around this small area. The other candidates were not even near that vote. They hovered around the 2000 to less than 4000 votes only.

How the Common Roll was inflated cannot remain a mystery. It was done by the con-artist John Pundari. That remains to this day.

Now he is trying to get back into Parliament using that same scheme. No way JP. The other intelligent candidates (18 altogether)have spoken out against that. They have even taken the Electrol Commissioner and the Returning Officer for Ambum Kompiam Open Electorate to task. That deceitful scheme has been exposed. JP must tell himself that, he is in the wrong books now. There is no way that he will succeed this time around.

Sensible Ambumvillian

News Weekend Edition Fri - Sun 15th - 17th June , 2007


EC uncovers deceit

ELECTORAL Commissioner Andrew Trawen has lashed out at the “culture of deceit” that continued to spew out inflated electoral rolls as the country heads to the general elections.

Speaking to reporters at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Port Moresby yesterday, the election boss said his office had uncovered numerous attempts to inflate the rolls.

“Let me also inform the nation that the Electoral Commission has uncovered numerous attempts to inflate the common roll. The ‘culture of deceit’ to inflate and corrupt the electoral roll, which has been the norm in the past, is still much alive today,” Mr Trawen said. Without pinpointing the offending parties, Mr Trawen said he would not tolerate such behaviour. “As the commissioner, I will not tolerate such deceitful tactics by individuals to sabotage democracy in Papua New Guinea,” he added.
It is understood the Highlands is the region worst affected by inflated electoral rolls, compelling Electoral Commission to do several audits in March to get a realistic figure.
Mr Trawen’s outburst coincides with calls by candidates from Enga and the Western Highlands provinces on the Electoral Commission to fix the electoral roll before the start of polling.
Five candidates from Western Highlands’ Tambul-Nebilyer area and 18 from the Kompiam-Ambum seat have petitioned the commission to fix the problem.

“From information on hand, we realised that the current updated common roll for Kompiam-Ambum electorate is a total contrast with that of the provincial registered eligible voter summary (which was) certified and submitted to the head office for printing,” they said in a petition.
In March, the five Highlands provinces (Southern Highlands, Western Highlands, Enga, Chimbu and Eastern Highlands) recorded blown-out voter registrations ranging from 116 to 132 per cent.

Candidates in the Western Highlands, Enga and Morobe provinces have warned of trouble if the matter was not resolved soon. More election stories on pages 6 and 7.

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ybo kuli
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Date Posted: Sat, Jun 16 2007, 02:33:15pm

what you have said is true. I wish I was home right now and tell that bastard right in his face to stop conning the innocent people.

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JT Pundari
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Date Posted: Mon, Jun 18 2007, 10:25:36am

ahahahahhahhhah, yarae eretetana kayalpooo......dolapo nialambome labinupa dupa kiniaka zialumoooo. eh eh eh eh

yarae yalepaka lelyioooo

Ybo Kiak

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Corruption at play
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 26 2007, 12:55:22pm


Sevua rebukes lawyer over poll petition

NATIONAL Court judge Justice Mark Sevua has castigated a lawyer in an election case for “wasting the court’s time” after he failed to back his client’s petition with pertinent law.

Lawyer David Tambili was advised that when making an application to seek court interim orders, his client’s claim must be accompanied by a pertinent provision of the law.
This was especially when it involved something “serious” like attempting to stop the Electoral Commission from doing its work.

Justice Sevua told Mr Tambili that there were already five election petition cases pending in court and that they needed to be dealt with quickly before polling begins.
“Why should the court waste its time on an applicant seeking relief if it failed to cite pertinent laws to back its case?” he asked.
The petition, which was in the form of an urgent application, was filed by Peter Komiti, a candidate for the Kompiam-Ambum open seat in the Enga province, who is asking the court to restrain the Electoral Commission from using the updated common roll in his electorate.
Mr Komiti wanted the updated common roll nullified and that he had claimed there was anomaly in the updated voters’ list because 7,583 names had been added to it.
He also petitioned the court to remove returning officer Luke Waiyon and be replaced by his assistant Herman Yongapen.
A hearing had been set for Thursday to look into the case before another judge.
Mr Komiti had alleged that current member Dickson Maki and a former member who is running for the same seat had connived to pad the voters’ list with “ghost names”.
Mr Komiti was demanding that the polling must be held using the pre-liminary roll instead of the current one.
A hearing had been set for Thursday to look into the case before another judge.

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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 26 2007, 01:44:52pm

John Pundari and Dickson Maki to blame - the rotten apples causing all the fuss


News Tuesday 26th June , 2007

Officers set to resign in Enga

THREE assistant returning officers for an open seat in Enga Province will resign amid pressure from candidates over discrepancies in the electoral roll.
The National Broadcasting Corporation�s Karai radio has reported three assistant returning officers for the Kompiam-Ambum seat were to give their resignations to Enga election manager Henry Kyakas yesterday.
Attempts to contact Mr Kyakas yesterday to confirm the report were unsuccessful.
Kompiam-Ambum candidates have alleged the electoral roll for some communities have been illegally inflated or undercounted. Some polling officials also allegedly worked as security guards for a former MP who is now a candidate for the same seat in this general election, they added.
Electoral officials have come under intense scrutiny from candidates in the five Highlands provinces since the close of nominations and start of campaigning on May 10.
Candidates in Southern Highlands� Tari-Pori Open seat echoed similar sentiments recently when questioning the appointment of a number of polling officials, whom they alleged were aligned to certain candidates.
Southern Highlands will be the first Highlands province to vote this Saturday, followed by Enga July 4, Western Highlands July 6, and Chimbu and Eastern Highlands July 9.


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Walumin Guy (GET LOST!!!)
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Date Posted: Mon, Jul 09 2007, 01:30:30am

that is very true,Pundari and Maki are rotten apples and should be removed from power.They are using the money for their own private use.people like Dr.ken Ngagan,candy lombage or even stanley ipu are the right man to bring the people of Ambum kompiam into light.
The People too must not take bribes from intending candidate,thats why Enga is getting worse during election time and P.N.G is going down the drain.

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