The wheels of justice
29 September 2015
Our team was disbanded, we went to court.
Our officers were terminated, we went to court.
Our funding was withheld, and still is to this day.
Our lawyers were not paid, and still to this day.
In court, they legitimised their positioning,
on both sides of the bar table and singing the same tune.
We were denied at first, we made it through later.
Yet, instead of fighting the real issues, they still want us out.
We were branded rogue and corrupt;
the Courts removed the tag on us
and placed it on those who branded us.
That the court did – on a number of occasions.
We have fought this, not only on the legal front,
tyranny and arbitrariness,
threats and intimidation,
ostracism and pillory,
scarcity and defunding.
We have seen lawyers and spin doctors alike
taking the fight out of the court room and onto the streets,
inviting us for a street fight.
Today, we are back in court to seek the Court’s intervention
to remove the persona non grata tag placed on our lawyers.
It is beyond belief that in a democratic country,
where the rule of law should be supreme, such is happening.
We wonder how long we will have to go through
the quagmire of unending legal battles.
They want this fight to have a natural death by stifling us
and subjecting us to maintain battles on many fronts.
Mind you, we would have relented if it was a personal one.
Yes, we may not have the power to compete on these many fronts
but the wishes and prayers of our common suffering people are with us.
A fair and independent judiciary is the anchor of our hope.
The Courts have, on many occasions,
vindicated us of our stand for public interest.
They wheels of justice have turned, they must continue to turn.
Those who unjustly exert interference to the turning wheel do not escape judgement. We have and will continue to witness, as long as the wheels continue to turn.
You are a very courageous man, you stood up and is still standing up for what is right. God be with you Sam Koim.
We need to sting out 'corruption' in our country and remove the evil leaders.
Posted by: Amanda Yeou | 08 October 2015 at 12:26 PM
A concerned wife always stands up against her husband if his actions look like threatening the stability of the family as a unit.
Real women concerned for the welfare of children punch their fists on the table.
Fight on Sam Koim, the grassroots people of PNG are behind you. An evil arrow directed at you will miss its target.
Posted by: Daniel Ipan Kumbon | 30 September 2015 at 04:39 PM
The people in government are a very corrupt lot. They will do anything to hold onto power. They are desperate. Sam Koim, lukaut lo laip blo yu yet.
Posted by: Mathias Kin | 30 September 2015 at 12:29 AM
Easy to say, Sam, but don't give up. I am sure we all admire your stand and want you to win against the dark side of this government and its leaders.
Posted by: Arthur Williams | 29 September 2015 at 06:18 PM
I always wished that Papua New Guineans would stand behind you as a nation to fight evil monsters in our government and its systems.
You put your own life and family on the line to fight corruption for the betterment of the nation.
I pray that God be with you every step of the way. The country needs smart and brave people like you to fight the fight against injustice in our country. God Bless You.
Posted by: Martina Apps | 29 September 2015 at 02:07 PM
Mr Koim, I salute you and your team. Keep up the good fight. Am certain the prayers of many PNGns are with you and those like you - fighting against the injustice of the unscrupulous elites that incessantly rape our nation of its democracy.
Posted by: Bessielah David | 29 September 2015 at 10:55 AM