Limawo Holding statement on Turubu SABL highly misleading

Limawo Holdings Limited has issued a highly misleading press statement [see pdf file attached below] on its legal challenge to a government decision to cancel the Special Purpose Agriculture and Business  Lease over Section 144C in East Sepik Province.

Limawo Holdings owns a minority of the shares in Sepik Oil Palm Plantation Ltd, the holder of the  SABL lease.

Limawo Holdings statement is highly misleading in three respects. 

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Chief Secretary looking increasingly desperate and ridiculous over SABL land grab

Source: PNG Exposed

The government’s Chief Secretary, Manasupe Zurenuoc, has started issuing contradictory statements as he becomes increasingly desperate in his attempts to justify the inaction over the SABL land grab.

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More hopeless excuses from the govt on SABL leases

Source: PNG Exposed

The Chief Secretary is back in the media [see below] offering more pathetic excuses for the government’s failure to cancel the unlawful SABL leases. Lets look line by line at what he has to say:

Manasupe: “And to be honest with them [vocal NGOs], I will ask them in so that I can explain to them”

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Maprik district tells PM to cancel illegal SABL leases

Villages in the Maprik Distrcit of East Sepik are opposed to the SABL land grab and want the Prime Minister to cancel the illegal leases.

The people of the area are mostly subsistence farmers and alluvial miners.

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PATHETIC: Govt response on SABL offers nothing

Photo: The Chief Secretary is fumbling to explain why the government has done nothing for 28 months…

Source: PNG Exposed

What a difference five days can make!

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Government announcement on SABL just more excuses and delays

The Chief Secretary has announced the government has a new way forward on implementing the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the Special Agriculture and Business Lease land grab.

But ACT NOW! says the government's statement lacks any substance and is just the latest in a long series of excuses and delays.

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Ol papa graun imas rausim SABL: Gary Juffa

Logging i bagarapim wara long Inaina Wildlife management Area long Kairiku Hiri District long CentralProvince (PWM Photo) 

Source: ABC Radio Australia - Caroline Tiriman

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New Lands Secretary must cancel SABL leases

ACT NOW! has welcomed the suspension of Lands Secretary Romily Kila Pat but says his replacement, Luther Sipison, must act immediately to cancel the unlawful SABL leases.

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SABLs endure in PNG, says Juffa

Source: Radio New Zealand

The governor of Papua New Guinea's Oro province, Gary Juffa, says illegal logging and deforestation continue under the Special Agriculture and Business Lease system.

The leases, commonly known as SABLs, have been consistently criticised as being a front for land grabbing.

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Lands Secretary suspended but corruption still remains

Source: PNG Exposed

Secretary for Lands Romily Kila-Pat has finally been suspended – you can read some of the newspaper coverage from last week below – but the corruption in the Lands Department has yet to be properly addressed.

Kila-Pat, like his predecessor Pepi Kimas, has overseen numerous illegal lands deals and was infamously involved in many of the unlawful SABL leases – but the corruption in the Lands Department runs far deeper and two important questions need answering:

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