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SPLM reverses dismissal of N. Bahr el Ghazal member


June 7, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s governing party (SPLM) has reversed the dismissal of one of its six lawmakers expelled from the party’s wing in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal state last year.

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SPLM deputy secretary general Anne Itto (Reuters)

Hikma Ali Malek was one of the six MPs whose party membership was terminated on allegations that they allied with elements opposed to the leadership of the south-ruling party.

Multiple sources, including a minister in the state government, confirmed that the decision to have Malek dismissed from the party, had indeed been reversed.

"The dismissal has been reversed. It is over. This is actually what we have been telling other members to do. We have repeatedly been telling them [to] apologise regardless of their reservations. We know they may have issues, but it is always good to listen to what other people tell you,” the minister, who asked not to be named, said by phone Friday.

The move, he added, meant Malek can now interact freely with the party as a member of parliament, but that the party leadership was still working on her reinstatement.

Paul Malong Awan, the governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state had recommended the dismissal of the six party members, which was duly approved by Anne Itto, the SPLM deputy secretary general.

Those dismissed were accused of betraying other ministers after they allegedly passed information to opposition members of parliament. The six officials were also barred from attending any party activities.


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  • 8 June 2013 08:46, by Mi diit

    Kiir’s chief kitchen advisor, paul molong awan, another incompetent governor should not be allowed to mess up northern bahr el ghazal like lakes state under matur chut. He should be slapped in the face. Good that he was forced to reinstate those constitutional members.

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    • 8 June 2013 10:48, by Matem Ngor Matem

      @ Mi Dit or madit
      Shut up mother fucker, Mi dit, how can u say to Honorable Paul Malong Awan Anei to be ’s Kiir chief kitchen adviser and Incompetent? Paul Malong is the great man, brave, Social, and networking person. U can now see how peaceful is Northern Bahr El Ghazal state is, under his leadership and development emerged in ever corner of the State.

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      • 8 June 2013 11:06, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

        Hahahaaaa MonJang you really poor MonJang because you not using to Attending the News or Reading News Papers " Bro’ what was happened bln Kiir and Paul Malong . Kiir he was orders Decrees Five time for Removed of Paul Malong , n paul Malong was said No Primitive Illiterate President will removing me unless Dr. Riek Machar and paul he was Refused and Salva was Reply that I am Sorry because every

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        • 8 June 2013 11:09, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

          Body her in south Sudan is using to Refusing my Decrees orders and he was apologized which mean he know him self is useless President.

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        • 8 June 2013 11:09, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

          Body her in south Sudan is using to Refusing my Decrees orders and he was apologized which mean he know him self is useless President.

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          • 8 June 2013 11:44, by Kenyang

            Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan,

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          • 8 June 2013 20:27, by Marco A. Wek

            Bilpam land, I think with the way you write, we can elect you our new president in 2015
            We need educated people like you. What do you think literate Bilpam Land?

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        • 8 June 2013 11:57, by Matem Ngor Matem

          Hahaha, it is not called Mon Jang, it is called Muonyjang thong Jieng, as per ur comments, those decrees are propagandas news, but i don’t expect u to feed the public with street news than national news. Take a good time to fine the sources of ur information than telling lie here. What i know So far Paul Malong Awan always did what will benefits the entire South Sudanese in NBGS.

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      • 8 June 2013 17:34, by EES Kingmaker

        Matem Ngor,
        Gov. Paul Malong is a great man, no doubt. But he acted improperly by using his sweeping executive powers to vent his personal anger or grind his axe against six accused MPs. Approval by dismissing Hon. Hikhma Ali Malek by Dr. Ann Itto is also a bizarre decision on the part of SPLM Secreariat in Juba. It is good such erronous decision is reversed in a timely manner.

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        • 9 June 2013 01:57, by Dinkawarrior

          South Sudan’s Best Candidates
          (1)General Pagan Amum Okech
          (2)James Wani Iga
          (3)Majak Agot Atem
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          (10)Taban Deng Gai
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          (14)Paul Malong Awan
          (15)Nhial Deng Nhial
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