CIVIL Society leader Lawrence Makili calls on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako to stop misleading this nation about the Bintang Mining Solomon Islands Ltd (BIMSI) Mining $300 million injected into the nation’s coffers since 2014.
“Who are you fooling Sasako,” Mr Makili questioned.
It was reported by Sasako yesterday that new unaudited figures obtained by Islands Sun had revealed the company’s accumulated domestic expenditures to date is $330 million.
Sasako reported that this preliminary figure is in stark contrast to claims that the company has failed to pay any taxes and other statutory charges since it begun bauxite mining in West Rennell six year ago.
But Makili said Sasako is trying to mislead the people of this nation and putting propaganda articles for his Chinese friends.
“The money that pumped into the government’s coffers is a different issue here we must not led astray that the company has the obligation to do.
“The main issue that should be highlighted by the so called veteran journalist is did the BIMSI ever paid their tax to the country in relation to their export?” he questioned.
Makili added that Sasako’s article is a pure propaganda to confuse the people of this nation because he is a pro China.
“I call upon Sasako to please try and become a journalist and not a propaganda writer,” he added.
He further expressed that a lot of his articles now don’t speak well of him as a journalist but a pure propaganda who has other agendas for his own hidden interests.
“I want to ask Sasako did he work for a media agency in this country or he works for a Chinese firm?”
“And if Sasako deny his involvement with any Chinese claims let him prove it that he does not work for a Chinese firm known as the Chinese Harbour,” Makili said.
He said Sasako must stop confusing people and tell the truth to this the poor people of this country.
Mr Makili last week calls on the government to ensure all miners must pay up their taxes.
By ANDREW FANASIA