Dear Editor – Thank you for a space in your paper to express some thoughts on the mudslinging between the PMO and former journalist Alfred Sasako.
It was interesting to see how Mr Sasako prompted an issue that attracted a strong retaliatory response that was full of discrediting of Mr Sasako.
I have been a keen reader of the response made by the government in the past on issues normally raised by either reporters or members of the public.
I have my conclusion that the way the PMO and the government had been responding to issues were and continues to be ridiculously dishonorable so to speak.
I have read some of their responses in the past on various issues and what they normally did was attack the messengers of those responsible for raising the issues rather than explain the issues.
The recent defaming of Mr Sasako was a fine example and that forces me to write this and share my views.
Whoever the PM’s press secretary Douglas Marau is, he has allowed himself to be used as a platform for destroying people’s personal reputation.
I wonder if these were done with his consent, I would say he must be a new kid on the block or a really good puppet.
If I personally meet him, I would tell him – Son, do not ruin your young career. Do not be swept away by what is on your table now, but protect your dignity and your future.
If it is truly you that normally write up all these personally discrediting press releases as responses, you also degrade the government’s face. People expect a responsible government to react and response to issues properly. Address issues and explain them in a way the public expects their government to. Not throwing dirt at individuals and parties in the whole statements.
The fact is, people want answers and not childish attacks. I know you will eventually learn but if some people in there are writing up responses and putting your name to it, resign and do something better to protect you professionalism.
The PMO must explain issues in your responses and stop attacking people because at the end of the day, all that tells us is, dishonesty.
Hope to see proper explanations next time and good luck NCRA.