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The unrepresentative democracy

Volume 4, Issue 1

November, 1997

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Robson, A. (1997). The unrepresentative democracy. Pacific Journalism Review, 4: 19-21.
Author(s): Alan Robson
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November, 1997

Favourable public opinion egged the Papua New Guinea military on and forced Sir Julius Chan's hand over the resignation demand. Military commander Jerry Singirok struck a popular chord when he accused the PNG government of corruption in spite of the fact that he himself had been a party to the Sandline mercenary agreement.