A Rennell landowner has applauded the bold stand taken by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) company to challenge the legality of the export permit granted to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government.
Speaking to the Solomon Star, the landowner told the paper that argument over rights to export extracted bauxite ores of west Rennell could only deal with in a transparent manner, through the process of court, rather than relying on politicians to make decisions.
The landowner stated that decisions stemmed from politicians on controversial issues, such as the case of the bauxite export does not guarantee transparency within the legal process, which the laws of this country require.
“Hence taking this matter to court is the right approach that will ensure justice is serving for both grieving parties,” he said.
He also said that Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government must remain committed to its vows to clean up corruption in the public offices.
“But that has to start within the cabinet itself, seeing that some ministers are vulnerable to cash motivated decisions,” he said.
He further stated that the decision taken by APID to forward the matter to court is highly recommended, thus similar cases in the future that may involve political influence must not left unchallenged in court.
By AATAI JOHN