“Enough is enough”Letter to the editor in The National Monday, Feb 14, 2011
To those who have been following the recent uprising in
His death led to massive protest and bloodshed, eventually ousting
’s corrupt regime. Tunisia
The massive protests, which claimed some 300 lives, were an attempt to be free from oppression.
For years, our resourceful land has been exploited by self-interested regimes and so-called politicians leaving us with nothing but scarred landscapes.
Most of our resources are being sold cheaply to foreign companies in deals that lack transparency and integrity, while our own people suffer from the low standard regulatory framework and conditions.
We speak of “development” only to realise that after nearly 40 years of independence, the word is political rather than technical, good at giving hope but no substance.
Our leaders are more concerned with power than the people’s welfare and we are being poisoned by the venom of regionalism, crime and ignorance as we struggle to make ends meet within a vicious cycle of suffering.
When will the people of
stand up? Papua New Guinea
We have suffered for far too long.
Unless we do something, we will continue to die in silence.