Thursday, 8 June 2017

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill accepts invitation to debate with Opposition Leader Don Polye on national issues

Democracy of Papua New Guinea politics will reach a milestone by taking it to the next level.

It will be for the first time the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and the Opposition Leader will be engaged in a public debate to talk about issues affecting the country.

Credit must be given to those behind NBC Press Club in Port Moresby.

According to PNG Media Council President Alexander Rheeney via an email, The Prime Minister Hon Peter O'Neill has accepted the invitation to a debate with the Opposition Leader Hon. Don Polye - on the understanding that Mr. Polye will also represent the other political parties that are campaigning against the ruling party, People's National Congress (PNC).

"We are now waiting for the Prime Minister to commit to a date and time and we will get back to you as soon as we can," Mr. Rheeney said in an email.


18 comments:

  1. That's incredible and a true practice of democracy that we the people need to witness what is actually happening to our country from the highest representative office. This practice will bring PNG to the next level of politics in promoting good governance and ethical conduct. Public scrutiny is good is the way forward. More of this would transform PNG, thanks to the media unit, a job well done

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  2. I dare O'Neil will show up
    He is slack, sneaky political pimb.... Won't have the balls to front up at this time. Mark my word..

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  3. If it's true then may I request the Media Council of PNG to stream it online so that as many citizens as possible can watch the debate live. It's going to be the first of its kind and I am looking forward to watch them live

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  4. Karabuspalau Kaiku9 June 2017 at 06:24

    Don Polye must ask Peter O'Neill about PNC's anti-corruption policies. We have been hearing O'Neil promising free goodies and infrastructure developments. What are his policies to address the endemic corruption and mismanagement happening in this country?

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  5. Zec Mai Firkwai9 June 2017 at 06:25

    Ask Peter O'Neill to outline the plans he has to rescue failing economy and how he will minimize mountain of debts he created.

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  6. It will be wonderful to know what O'Neill has to debate defend on real issues.

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  7. Isaac BM Raymond9 June 2017 at 06:38

    I FEEL FOR O'NEILL, BETTER BE PREPARED WELL TO AVOID BEING EMBARRASSED AND HUMILIATED.

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  8. OL DP be smart to make sure the questions are not exposed to PM PO before the debate. It happened with US presidential debate what stops this happening in PNG. My gut feeling tells me it will happen. The name Alexander Rheeney is synonymous with PNC. Beware!!!

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    1. True. Maybe the two should be allowed to ask each other questions and just have a chairman to control proceedings.

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  9. Kuike Job Numoi12 June 2017 at 02:15

    Why should it be a two way debate? Leaders of all major political parties should be invited to the debate to present their party platforms and policies. PNG is not a two party State but a multi party State which is why we always have multi party coalitions so we should always have a debate where all major party leaders are invited.

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  10. Good! It will be very interesting and the people of PNG will know who is the real genuine leader .. Let us know when is it schedule for , so that the country and tune in..

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  11. Master Liar, let's hope it materialise. Otherwise, Peter O'Neill has always been a liar..

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  12. Charles Nohowan12 June 2017 at 02:20

    Is it going to be heard on FM 100 talkback show for public?

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  13. Albert Jalmein12 June 2017 at 05:43

    I don't believe he will stick to his word to attend a public debate because he is a common kon man and a liar by international and national standards. Question is, why did he not accept a public debate request earlier by the former PM, Sir Mekere? Guess he knew too well Sir Mekere will skin him alive, especially on economical conditions of the country. So mark my word, it will not happen.

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  15. That is the way forward. We need transparent and accountable leaders. The people of Papua New deserve to know the truths and so they can make the right decisions in the coming elections. when is this happening, can some one update us??

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  16. Can't wait. I really hope this all works out. Maybe a blessing in disguise to lessen corruption, put out the truth and save our beloved country. If PM has nothing to hide he should accept!

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