Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Today's Drum


Air Niugini may be trying to promote tourism by having a prominent jungle-green and grey Kokoda landscape painted on the fuselage of its latest acquisition from Boeing – the 737. But walk around the terminals and you will find that most of the kids, and even literate adults, excitedly exclaim “ Lukim! Lukim! Army balus ya, army balus ya” (See! See! An army plane, an army plane) when the aeroplane is on the tarmac, landing or taking off.

TOGO WOMEN on strike

THE tiny African Republic of Togo has been ruled with an iron fist by the tyrannical Gnassingbe family since 1963. But now the women of Togo have decided to take action to break that grip by launching a one-week attack on that most private of places, the bedroom. They will initiate a one-week strike on sexual relations to draw the world’s attention to the plight of women in the oppressed nation. Now a whole week without should catch the gentleman’s attention. Certainly removes it as a popular destination. Wonder if it would work here?


Wonder what Interpol thought of us? Have we no shame at all? One has to ask what the officials of Interpol thought of the PNG delegation who attended their recent meeting in Rome? Our Police Minister had the gall to express support for the “Interpol Travel Document’’ when we have just given citizenship to a fugitive named on Interpol wanted list. If the Minister signs it, does this mean we can expect Interpol officers in the country to arrest Mr Djoko Tjandra? Or were we just taking the overseas trip and “expressing support?”

Phones to govt office out

“Is anybody there? All public telephone access to the Solicitor-General’s Department has been cut for many weeks and emails and correspondence seldom get an answer in less than a month. The Government’s main legal office seems to have closed its doors to the public, and nothing is said or done to fix this. Come on Mr Secretary for Justice, how about publishing the mobile phone numbers of the legal officers so they are accessible to the public.”

It’s works out the K5

When a teacher asks a boy in class about how much money the boy would have if his mum gave him K5 and his dad gave him K5 (which is of course totals K10, and the answer the boy should give), the boy persists and insists with the answer K5. The teacher repeats the problem in a number of different ways, but the boy keeps saying K5. Exasperated, the teacher tells the boy that he doesn’t know his math; to which the boy replies, “You don’t know my father.”

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