THE STORY "Mercenaries threat" (Sunday Chronicle, Sunday, January 24,2010, P2), is a good lead story but is not a correct way to address the issue of unregulated mining in PNG including Simberi.
With due respect to Sir Julius Chan, Simberi mine is another victim of MRA.
I have said it on many occasions in the last four years that MRA is unconstitutional and operating illegally. It means MRA has no legal standing and competence to regulate all mines in PNG.
Simberi is only waking up to reality. This time truth about MRA is getting to the miners.
Taking on MRA head on is the only way PNG will win. Not by courting and working with MRA.
Rest assured of more MRA-induced troubles ahead so long as PNG leaders continue to be deaf and dumb.