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August 13, 2013 (JUBA) - Telar Ring Deng’s bid to become South Sudan’s next justice minister suffered a major blow on Tuesday after the majority of the country’s lawmakers rejected his appointment.

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Telar Ring Deng (File photo)

In a closed-door parliamentary session, 150 members voted against approving Deng as the new justice minister, while 97 voted in support of his appointment and 11 members abstained.

The vote brings to an end weeks of controversy and speculation over Deng’s bid to hold what is regarded as one of the country’s key ministries.

Members of the house exchanged conflicting views on Deng’s appointment prior to the secret ballot, with journalists forced to leave the fully-packed national assembly before the voting took place.

The ballot followed a two-week-long parliamentary vetting process, during which all newly-appointed cabinet ministers - with the exception of Deng - were approved.

Announcing the outcome of the vote, speaker of the house James Wani Igga urged members not hold personal grudges, adding that the assembly acted on the basis of the democratic principles of the majority.

“Let some of you not take parliamentary matters as personal matters. Parliamentary affairs are purely issues of the house and they remain here. We should know that we are in a democratic country where decision of the majority is respected”, Igga told legislators.

The decision drew overwhelming public support, amid praise the house had acted as a proper representative body.

The new cabinet was appointed following the 11 August decision by president Salva Kiir to dissolve the entire government and remove his long-standing deputy Riek Machar.

All national ministers and their deputies were vetted before being granted final approval, with thorough background checks of individual nominees conducted by the 11-member select committee.

Several key ministers, including the defence, interior, finance and foreign affairs portfolios, were last week vetted and received unanimous approval.

However, the house failed to include Deng’s name and the deputy information minister on account that it was still seeking more information to complete background checks.

Lawmakers said they had been investigating a number of discrepancies contained in Deng’s Curriculum Vitae. Deng, who acted as a judge during the north-south civil war in areas liberated by the South Sudan army (SPLA), claimed to have a law degree, but academic transcripts and other relevant information could not be verified.

Prior to the vote, some MPs argued that Kiir’s decision to authorise ministerial post holders to single-handedly approve large public funds without involving the relevant institutions was unconstitutional.

Kiir later wrote to the committee saying he had authorised Deng to approve $600 million on behalf of the government to acquire land meant for the national security service after the issue proved a stumbling block to his approval.

PUBLIC SUPPORT

A survey conducted by Sudan Tribune on Tuesday showed the majority of citizens approved the decision, although some questioned the impartiality of the committee and whether it was truly free from political influence.

Banguot Amum, a member of parliament representing Jonglei state’s Pibor county, also welcomed the decision, saying he vote reflected the views of the public.

“When people are happy we also become happy because we are their representatives. We do not represent ourselves. There are people we represent. We are therefore representatives of the people and must listen to them. You can now see from the faces of the people around. They are all happy, hugging each other and congratulating members of the house. This is a sign that shows the public is happy with the result of the vote”, Amum told reporters.

Deng Chol, a native of Abyei, said decision sent a clear message to the governing leadership and the general public that it had assumed its rightful role as “public watchdog”.

“I am very happy and I would want the media to share this happiness with the members of the general [parliament]. The decision of the house might be seen as [an] embarrassment to the leadership but it is the right decision. We need people with high integrity, people who are honest, frank and straightforward”, Chol told Sudan Tribune at the office of the minister of information and broadcasting service on Tuesday.

Sebit Abdu, a native of Western Equatoria state, said he was surprised that the house -predominantly members of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) - had unanimously voted against one of their own colleagues.

“Frankly speaking, I was not expecting that Mr Telar Deng would fail the voting in his favour because the house is dominated by members of his own SPLM, which is the ruling party. I thought it is probably still too early to expect this much from the house dominated by members of one party”, Abdu said.

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South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

He said the decision to reject the newly appointed justice minister sent a clear message to the public that the assembly was not a mere “rubber stamp” parliament.

“The parliament wants to send a signal that it is in control. It wants to restore public trust. They want to tell the general public they have decided to work for those who elected them so that they can come again next time because we are left with one year to go before elections in 2015. This is how I read the decision of the house”, he said.

“LOGICAL GROUNDS”

Jacob Deng, a member of the national legislative assembly, justified the decision by saying it was based on “logical grounds”.

“It is expected in every country of the world that [the] justice minister is the first legal advisor of the government. So the person appointed into office should at least a have bachelor of law and must have passed legal service bar exams, but appointing someone with a pre-law degree will be putting the paramedic as a surgeon at a hospital. How will this non surgeon carry out [the] operation”, the member said.

The legislator also denied that the vote had embarrassed the leadership, saying the decision was for the benefit of the people and the country at large.

“What is correct is that it is democracy at work. It is about who fits working in the public office. It is actually embarrassing for the leadership to allow someone with questionable qualifications to represent the party where there are thousands of willing and competent cadres to serve the country”, the lawmaker explained.

PETITION TO PARLIAMENT

The decision came after the family of the late Ustaz Mayek Riak Ater presented a petition to parliament calling on MPs to reject Deng’s nomination to the cabinet.

In the petition letter submitted by Mayek’s children, Deng is accused of wrongly sentencing the respected Lakes state teacher to death while serving as a judge during the north-south civil war and lying about his legal qualifications.

Mayek, who remains well-known for his contribution to education in South Sudan, joined the SPLA in 1985, where he served as second lieutenant.

He was court martialled and sentenced to death by Deng in about 1989. However, the circumstances of his death remain unclear, with varying accounts given of what transpired.

“Ustaz Mayek Riak was unfairly put through a sham process by a phoney lawyer and judge. He was sentenced to death by an individual who conned our leaders to believing that he was a lawyer. Telar Ring Deng never entered law school. It has now been confirmed”, the petition said.

“Telar Ring Deng has done so much damage to our country that, we, as the people of South Sudan cannot allow him to serve in any official position in the country”, it adds.

(ST)

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  • 13 August 2013 14:24, by Good South Sudanese

    Bravooooooo Bravooooooo

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    • 13 August 2013 14:25, by Good South Sudanese

      Bravo MPs Even Kick Kiir himself in the end. Yeahhhhhhh.

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      • 13 August 2013 15:03, by Mi diit

        Bravo! This is what I call a GREAT vote against the wish of incompetent Kiir. This Telar Ring Deng has been the mentor of incompetent Kiir and has spoiled the mind of the president for so long as legal and political advisor. Kiir has to bear with the ruling of the lawmakers and trash Telar. Let us look for a qualified justice minister.

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        • 13 August 2013 15:21, by Mi diit

          Parliament is now stronger because it is joined by Dr. Riek Machar and former national ministers who were elected or appointed and have now assumed their full time duty as members of parliament after their removal. They will revolutionize the parliament. Just watch out for more surprises. Kiir will be impeached soon!!!!

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          • 14 August 2013 03:45, by Dau-network

            Loooong ticket to MPs and Vetting committee, this is the beginning of true South Sudan parliament since 2005 upto date. Public will be with you and that spirit of couragement even you can challenge the lion.

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          • 14 August 2013 07:28, by Arakataa

            I hear him saying parliament is stronger because of riek machar.can you tell me the roll of former vice president who sacked by his colleague kiir ..maybe mad parliament can allowed none government officials to vets as this guys say riek machar is stronger in the parliament helping others in vetting

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        • 13 August 2013 16:52, by Nyesi Ta

          I thank the August House for the Job well done. But the rejection of Telar opens yet, another issue as to the legality and constitutionality of the President to authorize constitutional post holders to single-handedly approved huge public funds without involving relevant institutions, the same thing the president raised about Kosti and Alor’s saga. From whom is the gov’t buying the land?

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    • 13 August 2013 14:59, by Mayom County Boy

      Oh my God . Dinka man appointment was been denies by south sudanese Judicairy laws . it is realy a surprise sad news from dinka communities when news were been post about the denying of Dinka Judicairy lawery Honarable Telar Deng Ring
      please mr Telar Deng Ring better for you to return to school ,instead to wasted your time for shetting south sudanese people that your are a judicairy man

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      • 13 August 2013 15:43, by Redeemer

        Mayom
        I thought we are going to celebrate the removal of someone who didn’t meet required qualifications and we keep on supporting the parliament but if you are celebrating the removal of Dinka then it shows how retarded you are. Even if no Dinka serves as a minister due to under qualification we Dinkas have support the qualified people for the benefit of our nation.

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        • 13 August 2013 15:49, by Gäär

          Redeem,
          You are right. We’ve to go above tribal mindset sometimes and give credit where its due. The MPs have performed their task. we will see what the reaction will be from him and the president.

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          • 13 August 2013 16:06, by Redeemer

            Thank you Gaar
            President is to do what the parliament has come up with. And he has already given his support to the parliament decision. We have to embrace the reform that the country has just shown.

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        • 13 August 2013 15:57, by Redeemer

          Mayom
          The time we have been longing for has come. Get to know that, a minister is not to serve the interest of his/her tribe but of the Nation wide. When will you people relieve yourselves from tribal thinking. it is shocking to note that educated ones makes no different with uneducated person.

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        • 13 August 2013 17:03, by Nyesi Ta

          I believe majority of the more than 150 MPS present and voting are Dinka. But who are those retarded 97 MPS who supported and those 11 who obstained when the issues at hand are really crystal clear to understand. May be they are the bunch of the illiterates who occupy the seats in the parliament for nothing.

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      • 13 August 2013 17:00, by Malou Manyiel

        Mayom county and the likes,
        Be informed that voting was not done on tribal basis as far as your comments are concern. It was done base on the creditability of Telar Ring’s qualifications whether he is fit to be justice minister. That means even his own Dinka MPs voted against him because this country belongs to all of us.

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      • 14 August 2013 07:00, by Bilpam-Batalyon

        Hi Mayom County-Boy,
        The naming of yourself appears to be not matching your value. Your English indicates that you have not gone to school at all. Because your grammar is extremely poor. Possibly, you would have not come and comment on this forum anyway, criticizing others to go back to school while is too difficult for you to express yourself in English. Look how you have misused words.

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        • 14 August 2013 12:31, by Mayom County Boy

          @Bilpam -Batalyon stupid dinka man stop your wrong advice from me my wife ,in my life i doesn,t understand women advice in my life, anless i fuck you that is how you can convience me for that ,why you reply my comment if you did n,t understand my post ? that i have posted .

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          • 14 August 2013 15:59, by Matualngar

            Wow, what a primitive mind you are Mayom. How do you even qualify to participate on this site. Can you read what you wrote here loud to your damn self and tell the rest how idiot u really r? Did you really understand what the title said? People like you are pulling our country back while others are striving for progress. If you were a dog, how would you be called? Kill yourself, u r dead human.

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      • 14 August 2013 15:18, by moto

        MAYOM COUNTY
        TALK AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF,THIS VETTING WAS NOT DONE BASE ON TRIBE,BUT TO GET QUALIFY PERSON TO HOLD IT.IF YOU ARE STILL IN TRIBAL LINES PLEASE MAKE A DIFFERENT BETWEEN A PERSON WHO HAVE ATTEND SCHOOL AND THOSE WHO DID NOT.ANYWAY I WILL NOT BLAME YOU,BUT I WILL BLAME YOUR PARENT WHO BROUGHT YOU UP WITH SUCH BEHAVIOURS.(NUER NOT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE THING IN TWO YRS)

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    • 13 August 2013 16:05, by Adok Wolu

      Bravos, MPs, keep up, we are exhausted by dominant cliques surrounding the president, let them revisit their academic archives or otherwise go to school before its too late, this parliament will remain unshaken if they continue that way.

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    • 13 August 2013 17:16, by Mapuor

      Kiir should now know that thieves who stole money from both constitutional development fund(CDF) and dura saga are now gaining on him,they very well know that Telar will never leave them and that is why they are fighting hard to block his appointment.Mr president,just veto it and go ahead in the same way you dealt with NYAGAATS.ALLUTA CONTINUA

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    • 13 August 2013 18:05, by jijury

      Great job South Sudan MPs, this ministerial post requires experienced and a well satisfied lawyer not a cheater, criminal like Telar. My message to all of you MPs, wake up stop sleeping in the parliament. You are the lawmakers for this land don’t let your pay checks blinded you. You suppose to be representing those innocent voices don’t be Salva’s Worshipers.

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    • 13 August 2013 19:20, by jijury

      BREAKING NEWS: SALVA KIIR’S SECRET PLAN. He will soon appointed Wani Igga to be his vice president. Next, he will remove Dr. Riek & his likes from SPLM PARTY. However, S. Sudan MPs said they will not approve the removal.Next, He will appoint a guy named Tor from Jonglei to take Wani’s position, first he wants speaker to be from Bentiu, but the next person in line is Dr. Riek so he changed his mind

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    • 13 August 2013 22:43, by Developer

      That’s part of 4 billions dollar ends up corrupted like that. President him self was involved in big financial scandals. He should be accounted for that.

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    • 13 August 2013 22:52, by Developer

      That’s part of 4 billions dollar ends up corrupted like that. President him self was involved in big financial scandals. He should be accounted for that.

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    • 14 August 2013 06:42, by Bilpam-Batalyon

      I love the opinion made by MPs. That is why they were elected to represent the wider community such as rejection of destructive idea as they did. Kiir Mayardit’s trick is detected. No body can accept the attorney who will not operate independently. Over loyalty is another factor identified to be ruining this young nation down.

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    • 14 August 2013 11:22, by Ayuen deng

      Now i have confident that our parliament has wake up.please continue you are powerful then anybody

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    • 14 August 2013 13:09, by Native Boy

      Absolutely coorect. Thanks Hon. Wani
      You have atleast releaved my agony. Otherwise I had totally lost confidence in you as our head of parliament.
      Continue with this spirit. Now you are representing the people of south sudan but not yourselves as you did the last 8 yrs.

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    • 14 August 2013 14:20, by Tong dut

      Telar is a dinka and his brother Salva k is a dinka too.He is spoiling ther president by giving wrong adv to him, let the MPS not play with such fools. A man of no education.

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  • 13 August 2013 14:29, by Dam Musa

    Culprits are proving strength over inocent citizens by blocking a man who is an anti corruption. Hey Mr. President watch out, that is already a signal to you, they will advance to you unless you do something to swear in Telar.

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    • 13 August 2013 18:03, by Nyesi Ta

      If you think the opposing parliamentarians are culprits, then why go to court? A court that may also prove to be problematic, they may have the same reasoning not to allow inexperienced, incompetent, and above all a dishonest character whose certificates has no dates of awards to be their boss. Instead Kiir should take the easy route to dissolve the parliament and do what he wants to do.

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  • 13 August 2013 14:29, by Jamjamez

    A Job well-done by the South Sudan MPs. I think every body that wants to come and serve the people of South Sudan should be questioned and scrutinized well before being given the post. This is a very good step by South Sudan Parliament.
    Thanks for a Job well-done. Telar must now go home like any other South Sudanese Citizen.

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  • 13 August 2013 14:31, by Gäär

    Right move. But President Kiir will get another means to bring him back. Telar will challenge the decision in court and get his wish. I guarantee that.

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  • 13 August 2013 14:31, by Malakal county Simon

    Weldone parliamentarian MPs, for a good job....

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    • 13 August 2013 14:44, by Deng M. Nyang

      Congratulations Hon. Members of the NLA, job well done you have proofed the Title of the essay of Hon. Joseph Ngere and I "quote South Sudan Parliament shall never be the same again". Thank you all so much even those who support him this is how the democracy works.

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  • 13 August 2013 14:52, by good luck

    Telar must expected they right of majority who were voteed agaist him, b,se not all people like u .

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  • 13 August 2013 14:59, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    Bravo Bravo our Honorable members In Parliament we are appreciated your Best Decision in Our Nation.

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  • 13 August 2013 15:02, by Malakal county Simon

    This guy also deserve to be sack, from the parliament as well. For cheating South Sudanese as judge, during our struggles time.

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    • 13 August 2013 15:11, by Deng Thiak Adut

      He need to be prosecuted brother for various frauds offences in Criminal Code and also for bribery, extortion, and other fraudulent and misleading conduction.

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  • 13 August 2013 15:08, by Deng Thiak Adut

    Well done NLA! South Sudan Parliament will never be the same again! Time to bring in John Luk! He is reputable, respectable and a good man of good grace and good fame!

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  • 13 August 2013 15:16, by Dengdittueny

    I disagree with all of you. These enemies of Kiir who supported the MPs,
    These MPs are very weak, we didn’t they voted out 75 corrupt ministers and that was their national mandate to even question Kiir about 75 officials.
    Please pass the appointment of Telar because he is hard working man and change the country judicial system corrupted by Riek.

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    • 13 August 2013 15:29, by Gatkuoth

      Deng,
      You need pray for God to forgive you. otherwise you don;t know what you are commenting. When did Reik become the President or a minister of Justice to mess it up. Isn’t that subjectivity and tribal?

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    • 13 August 2013 17:24, by Deng II

      Dengdittueny
      I would like to say that, we don’t need to make Riek a scapegoat all the time, even something in no way in his blood.Telar Ring and Kiir are among the gross corrupters of 75 members.What in the world The President approve $600M and signed it without consults with lawmakers.Its meant that Kiir is most corrupts individual in South Sudan. Such a huge budget can be suppose to be known law

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      • 13 August 2013 17:36, by Deng II

        Such a huge budget should suppose to be known by lawmakers. Unfortunately, Kiir behave like a king and I don’t know whether he understand the laws of the land and duties of parliamentary. This is the same kind of idea let Kiir fired Kosti and Deng Alor. The different is he is a president, thinking that, he can do any thing by his own wishes, but that is dictatorship an ideology.

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        • 13 August 2013 17:52, by Deng II

          Coming to topic of the day, Telar Ring Deng is cheater, he must be block, even though Kiir will force him through. Doctor and lawyer are unique careers among all careers that base on saving life or lost life of human being. South Sudan must and should be serious once selecting ministers of Health and Justice.

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          • 14 August 2013 01:40, by Bentiu Sudan

            Deng II,
            I strongly appreciate your comments. President Kiir knows very well Telar Ring has no law degree but he was recommended by Dr. Garang to be a lawyer although he has no law degree during struggle. Salva Kiir was quiet aware about this recommendations. Dr. Machar also knows that Telar has no law degree but he never anything about it in respect for Salva Kiir.

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            • 14 August 2013 01:50, by Bentiu Sudan

              However, the resent president decree or reshuffling that dismissed Dr. Machar from vice president and promote Telar Ring to Chief Justice caused problems to Telar Ring because Dr. Machar testified in the parliament that Justice Telar Ring has no law degree. I believe this is the benefits of having oppositions within the party. If Dr. Machar was not sacked, Telar Ring would have been confirmed.

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  • 13 August 2013 15:23, by Mayambo

    Bravo! MP’s, the decision you made today, reveals to your Constituencies that "an inch of development of democracy" is in the making, in the Republic of South Sudan. It shows the business is not as usual. Thus, I encourages you to continue your duties in realizing and implementing the "Human and Democratic rights" that are enshrined in the "Supreme Law of the Land".

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  • 13 August 2013 15:24, by Mabor

    This parliament must be running crazy I wondered how did our citizens voted for the majority of illiterates Members of parliament during 2010 elections. there time is count down for them to join their villages since they don’t deserve to sit in our parliament. especially the chairperson of vetting committee could not even manage to express herself on television last three days. very backward lady.

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    • 13 August 2013 15:34, by Robot

      Since there is no any upper house best known to the politicians, maybe the political bureau!!!, parliament came in as the strongest organ... president Kiir henceforth will have to sign the final endorsement by the parliament... things hv started going the right direction, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, anyone should get a rough rod shod!!!!!!!!!.

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    • 13 August 2013 15:49, by Tore Lo’bet

      Bravo SSLA!! Even if it is 4 the first time but u deal well with this Dinka Thief call Tiler. Next is u summon BIG Thief Saliva Kiir for stealing public money ($600 million)with HIS Dinka Dog Bro. Telar. There alot of such Dinkas and Nuers holding Decision Making Posts but are lacking Authenticated University Certificates. Search for them, they dragging this country back with their little minds.

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    • 13 August 2013 16:28, by Redeemer

      Mabor
      I am not a man of nonsense. The parliament is not cray as you put it and they not illiterate ether but the craziness starts from you who sent illiterate Telar to the parliament.

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  • 13 August 2013 15:51, by Malakal county Simon

    Dengdittueny:
    it’s your rights to disagreed, or to agreed about the fantastic job did by our national MPs. The people’s you called today as dictator president enemies, are indeed the true citizens of South Sudan who love their country by putting the national interest first. Unlike your dictator president who put his own interest first, then the national interest last.!

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  • 13 August 2013 15:59, by Malakal county Simon

    Garkuoth:
    Take it easy! Dengdittueny he mentally sick. Plus he just woke up with hangover.

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  • 13 August 2013 16:00, by Diu Tut Deng

    Weldone, Mps

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    • 13 August 2013 16:09, by Robot

      THIS SHOWS HOW RETARDED SOME NINCOMPOOPS AND SCALLYWAG GOOD FOR NOTHING RESORT INTO TURNING A NATIONAL ISSUE ON A TRIBAL LINE ARE... DON’T DIVERT THE CONTEXT OF WELL DONE JOB BY ALL OUR CONSTITUTIONAL POST HOLDERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR TRIBES BUT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THIS COUNTRY. ARE YOU GUYS NOT ASHAMED?????.

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  • 13 August 2013 16:09, by Frank

    Democracy is at work!!!! Listen guys, the issue can’t end from there. He should be prosecuted for fraud and misrepresentation of law. This the guy who has made Dr Garang, Kiir and Riek believed that he is a lawyer. He should be barred from participating in any national issues. Period. Telar a fraudster, will be the title of my book, soon to be launch.

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  • 13 August 2013 16:14, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Surely these parliament are crazy reason why they just fearing of execution regarding corruption but Mayom Atherbei and Deng Akech Riak will not overshadow Mr. Telar Ring Deng in politic? These guys in Lakes State will never end well in their generation they are caused of this political attacked but they will see.

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  • 13 August 2013 16:40, by Malakal county Simon

    Midiit:
    I supported the called for our national MPs, to impeach unwanted president. Due to his imposing dictatorship style, in our country.

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  • 13 August 2013 16:54, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Positive alternative decision should be decide by H. Excellency president Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit very soon to reponse the stalemate by committee immediately. I’m not crying about the dirty resulted by committee headed by Abuk Anyitdi backed by Mayom Akech and Deng Athorbei but soon they will fail in their future plane.

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  • 13 August 2013 17:11, by Mapuor

    Kiir should now know that thieves who stole money from both constitutional development fund(CDF) and dura saga are now gaining on him,they very well know that Telar will never leave them and that is why they are fighting hard to block his appointment.Mr president,just veto it and go ahead in the same way you dealt with NYAGAATS.ALLUTA CONTINUA

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    • 13 August 2013 18:00, by Deng II

      Mapuor
      I would like to say that, we don’t need to make Riek a scapegoat all the time, even something in no way in his blood.Telar Ring and Kiir are among the gross corrupters of 75 members.What in the world The President approve $600M and signed it without consults with lawmakers.Its meant that Kiir is most corrupts individual in South Sudan. Such a huge budget should suppose to known by lawmakers

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    • 14 August 2013 11:00, by Capital Bullets

      Mapour,
      It is sad to C only u and u pushing for your uncle’s appointment even after Telar himself giving up. Shame on u!!!!! If only 97 MPs wants South Sudan Destroyed while 150 are for the betterment of this Country, Where will you lay?

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  • 13 August 2013 17:13, by Manyiel Quol Mach

    Congratulation to the MP for great work they have done. Let it be from to day the our public believed now we South Sudanese got a law making body that can make law and make things better from the time now and onward. At least the image of South Sudan as a country start looking good in the eyes of the international. Let they crooks know that they’re against all odd & spare no rooms from now onward

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  • 13 August 2013 17:20, by Mapuor

    Mr president,those thugs in the parliament are well known to the populace that they are thieves.Dont consider their nonsenses.Just swear in Justice Telar Ring Deng.When Telar was suffering in the bush those MPs were in Khartoum serving Jalaba.Those harlots are not trustworthy.

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    • 13 August 2013 21:14, by Redeemer

      Mapuor
      It was not only Telar who suffered in the bush. I still remember the night of the 1st of May 1997 when we moved in the heavy rain from Agany with Pieng Deng and the rest to go and capture Rumbek. Don’t open your mouth bze he is from Lakes

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  • 13 August 2013 17:23, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Hi, guys this lady call Abuk, who is the head of committee, she is a wife of militaman, they are against nation stability from corruption. The distability of south sudan is downplaying by the house of representative members who are liking eating money through conspiracy way.

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    • 13 August 2013 17:37, by Gäär

      Dude, you are really confused. running around and blackmailing this lady will not help you. just worry about your life and your family. Even if Abuk’s husband was a militia, she was already appointed by the parliament and Pres Kiir had the blessing. why come back and blame when she is following what she was instructed to do. Telar doesn’t have documents. full stop.

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  • 13 August 2013 17:26, by manfu1975

    congratulations our MPs for this noble job welldone.For the first time in our short history of independence you have acted with the interest of your constituents at heart.You have shown to president who think he can act at his wills and rule by decree that the time of frauds,coruption,incompetency and tribalism is coming to an end.Keep it up

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  • 13 August 2013 17:27, by Wen Junuub

    Well done guys. I believe vetting committee have done a great job. Dat is the way hw we can start eliminating corruption. The next thing is 2 check Mr. president Kiir’s background after Telar. Can u start checking his qualifications dat promote him as president. Otherwise, he ’ll be still supporting Telar.It’s time 2 give he his homewk 2 provide qua & not supporting his old skool colleagues, Tela

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  • 13 August 2013 17:28, by American Missile.

    Tribalism is proof by the Parliament today in which 150 Mps have voted against Honorable Telar, Just because he liberated 8 Millions South Sudanese from Thieves and Crooks.
    Upper Nile Mps and Equatoria plus some Mps from Bhar-el-ghazel who are bribes into voting against Telar.Mr.Telar,if President is not careful SPLM Rebellious,He will be the next on tabling him for impeachment.
    Shame on TribalM

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    • 13 August 2013 17:42, by Gäär

      You are from America and you’ve this illiterate mindset? I feel sorry for your mama.

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  • 13 August 2013 17:33, by manfu1975

    Mapour and the group,
    Hon Teler is not qualified to be a Justice Minister because he is not a practicing lawyer,he is fradulent and involved himself in finacial scandal of $600,000,000 which by estimate can tarmac Juba-bor and Juba-Nadapal roads.Teler and Kiir must be investigated for corruption instead.Congs our MP for good work done.

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    • 13 August 2013 17:54, by Mike General

      kIIR MUST RESPECT THE RIGHT OF CITIZEN OF SOUTH SUDAN, HE SHOULD NOT DECEIVE THEPUBLICFOR THE APPOINTMENT OF TELAR AS JUSTICE MINISTER. SOUTH SUDAN FROM NOW NEEDS QUALIFIED AND STRONG MEN/WOMEN WHO CAN DELIVER SERVICES TO THE CITIZEN.I DO APPRECIATE THE EFFORT EXERTED BY THE VETTING COMMTITTE AND PARLIAMENT HOUSE FOR VOTING OUT MR TELAR AND HIS SUPPORTED KIIR.LET’S SEE WHETHER HE WOULD APOINT UNFI

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    • 13 August 2013 18:12, by American Missile.

      you are a son or Daughter of Corrupt and Hardliner.your father is stop from stealing public fund, that what has annoyed you. no way, go hell.

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  • 13 August 2013 17:45, by American Missile.

    The transition constitution of the Republic of South Sudan authorized President to make final says. I hope President will continue with surprising news of endorsing into Ministerial positions.
    Those who are voting against him are SPLM rebellious within the party.if it is because of Qualification,those who are in Parliament are not even having single nursery school certificates.

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    • 13 August 2013 18:27, by Deng II

      Now the children of thefts are crying foil. Every body work hard to earned it share, why individual like to steal, cheat, and so on, country resources? South Sudan will soon be like Somalia if we keeping supporting cheater, corrupts, thefts because he/she is from my tribe. Let us tell the truth to survives our country for long times.

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    • 13 August 2013 19:36, by Son of Upper Nile

      FYI South Sudanese. Abuk Papiti is the wife of Dr. Adwok Nyaba a university lecturer who left teaching in Juba University & joined liberation struggle till CPA is achieved. So Ayuiu, Mapour, American Missile & other militia group who has been looting South Sudan resources from Upper Nile mainly & Equatoria. Go to look for work. Your uncle will not be a minister to feed you

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  • 13 August 2013 18:10, by Malakal county Simon

    Only illiterates and enemy of South Sudanese would deny a fantastic job done by our national MPs, by rejecting the nomination of fake lawyer to ministry of justice which required good qualification and good reputation.

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    • 13 August 2013 18:32, by American Missile.

      Now, Nationalist and Tribalist are fighting over the resources which corrupt ministers want to bring up their similar children who will follow footsteps of their fathers.
      Only children of corrupted Ministers are the ones unhappy but Nationalist,mere citizen are happy with Telar’s work.Thieves will see their way of living but not resources of South Sudan.

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  • 13 August 2013 18:38, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    hahaa Could Telar Ring Deng to be appointing as the Legal Advisor of President again and Secondly let us tell our Speaker Wani Igga that don’t Call Kiir Baba Baba again because our Parliament is Become Very Strongest now according to our Former Vice President and Removed Cabinets they are working well and let us Appreciated ours Formers . I Sort our Parliament they will not saying Yes again.

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  • 13 August 2013 18:38, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

    hahaa Could Telar Ring Deng to be appointing as the Legal Advisor of President again and Secondly let us tell our Speaker Wani Igga that don’t Call Kiir Baba Baba again because our Parliament is Become Very Strongest now according to our Former Vice President and Removed Cabinets they are working well and let us Appreciated ours Formers . I Sort our Parliament they will not saying Yes again.

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    • 13 August 2013 19:05, by Deng II

      Telar Ring Deng is traitor, cheater, and thefts. In wolf battalions, he convicted Southerners in some things he was not qualify for. He cheated Dr.Garang with fake spoken lawyer, so that to save him involved in to battle field during operation which is seem as a smart cowards. I tried to do a research what fought in all battles of wolfs battalions he participated?

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  • 13 August 2013 18:50, by American Missile.

    Former corrupted Ministers have bribes poor MPS to votes against Telar Riing Deng.
    illiterate MPs were bribes so that they votes wrongly. shame on you, you have let down people of South Sudan, some of the MPs will not come back again unless they come in form of Ghosts.

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    • 13 August 2013 19:04, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

      America Brother you are too-late hahaa Telar is already Rejected in Parliament if you are coming for your Support to Ring Deng you go back to village.

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    • 13 August 2013 19:04, by Bilpam Land & Itang are Roots of South Sudan.

      America Brother you are too-late hahaa Telar is already Rejected in Parliament if you are coming for your Support to Ring Deng you go back to village.

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  • 13 August 2013 19:05, by nyantung

    The discussion is asinine bc how many people are in positions for which they have 0 qualifications in RSS? Yet, we’re going to make a big deal out of one alleged (unproven) case? How many people run around lying about their "credentials"? Lots! Let’s start talking about the culture/institutions of SHAM and corruption, not merely individual shams, but collective deceit/theft. Then, we’ll be talking

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    • 13 August 2013 19:48, by jijury

      BREAKING NEWS: SALVA KIIR’S SECRET PLAN. He will soon appointed Wani Igga to be his vice president. Next, he will remove Dr. Riek & his likes from SPLM PARTY. However, S. Sudan MPs said they will not approve the removal.Next, He will appoint a guy named Tor from Jonglei to take Wani’s position, first he wants speaker to be from Bentiu, but the next person in line is Dr. Riek so he changed his mind

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    • 13 August 2013 20:03, by jijury

      Nyantung, MPs didn’t reject Taler due to lack of credentials only, there are big crimes more so than his (0)qualification you have no idea how many people have been calling that lady (Abut), threating to kill her if she cannot confirm him to this position. Some of them are Dinka from Bahr Al Gahzal within the parliament.

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  • 13 August 2013 19:57, by Black Power

    Parliament should investigate the purchase of land that cost the coffers of South Sudan $600M. Who received that amount? Is it the government of Central Equatoria? A community or an individual?
    Folks President Salva has been approving millions of dollars to his relatives and associates without due process. This man has to be shown the door.

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  • 13 August 2013 21:23, by seeker

    To all the citizen, you have seen it what president have been doing to this land.The country is underdevelop because of these thieves and not bcoz of lack of money so let support the house to do more in order to go forward.

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  • 13 August 2013 21:27, by American Missile.

    Some of the former Ministers were communicating with Khartoum about South Sudan’s affair and it were them who tell Khartoum that there are Darfur rebels in South Sudan.
    They also used Addis Abba as a project. they have really betray people of South Sudan.Shame on those who want to spoil the Country. May God gives our President courage to keep cracking down all the corrupts people.

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  • 13 August 2013 21:33, by Rami Tot

    Redeemer
    you are absolutely right on this point what we are looking for is a qualify law graduate who went to bar studies after graduation so that this job can not be given to somebody who is not qualify on that regard.

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  • 13 August 2013 21:39, by American Missile.

    I can not support that Parliament when it is base on tribal line. i thought some of our readers could understand what they parliament is doing.
    However, some of the MPs were bribes by the Thieves and crooks to votes against Telar, if it is because of his Qualification that denied him a chance,then,the question is, among those Mps who votes against him,were they all have qualifications?

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  • 13 August 2013 21:49, by American Missile.

    I can not support that Parliament when it is base on tribal line. i thought some of our readers could understand what they parliament is doing.
    However, some of the MPs were bribes by the Thieves and crooks to votes against Telar, if it is because of his Qualification that denied him a chance,then,the question is, among those Mps who votes against him,were they all have qualifification?

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  • 13 August 2013 23:42, by Northern Sudanese

    people, we should really bring back the old Sudan. The new Sudan of the great secular Sudan.

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  • 14 August 2013 01:45, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    I totally disgree with hypocrate lawmakers, even some amongs them dosen’t have high school certificate and some are now forging certificate in East Africa now a day and max, distance learning, how do they compared Telar Deng? Some were in America and other parts of western world wash dogs, carying somebody baby, hervasting okra, washing cars, sex trafficking and money lundering and soooooooooooooo on these are their jobs for those who were in abroad, just today they say shit to Telar. Very dull and bribery MPs I’m sorry to included the brilliance MPs who are amongs the tidious MPs Lakes State will die with very poor idiaology politicians.

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  • 14 August 2013 02:03, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Oh, my God" hear us and open your eyes on to the oldest politicians who are against stability of the country let them shake with third planet forever and ever, give wisdom to young generation for betterment of their half government and green future"; my Lord my God; remove all big and big people to forever palace" Amen" #God hear me"

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  • 14 August 2013 03:12, by wang

    The RSS has finally shown the world that we are transforming ourselves into the democratic society…you guys have touched our hearts by rejected the brainless Professor Kiir’s tribalism and nepotisms appointment…that vote were done fairly and very honest despite of Dr.Riek back up on that thief so called Ring Deng…

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  • 14 August 2013 03:13, by wang

    Further rejection… Ring Deng is a natural lair and we Southerners from now on should treat him as a criminal….

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  • 14 August 2013 03:14, by Grader

    Bangot Amuom Okiech (Pagan’s sister) and Deng Chol (Deng Alor’s cousin, Abyei) celebrating the win!
    Was the vetting about settling disputes or purely democratic? Only time will tell
    Very interesting time in South Sudan politics, let’s see see who’ll win the tug of war!

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  • 14 August 2013 03:46, by wang

    War is no longer a solution for the party’s current situation …Dr. Riek stated that….only political dialogue and democratizes processes will resolves their differences….what goes around, come around…. Ring Deng has already done a huge damaged to the party

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    • 14 August 2013 03:57, by Grader

      I think this democratic exercise will benefit the country in the long term but only we continually resist tribal politiking.
      Dr. Machar played the cards well this time around, he learnt a lesson from 1991 experience.
      we need a constitution that suit anyone whether in power or outside it.

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  • 14 August 2013 04:18, by Miike

    The present has to learn from what happened. It’s clearly shows PMs are not happy with how Mr President is playing his political card.
    They are the one to approve $600,000,000 not Minister in question.
    This is an indication that SPLM that is a ruling Party is ironically practicing Multi-parties roles.
    Well done! Put First the Country you have spent most of your life times on earth in the bush.

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  • 14 August 2013 05:41, by Odingo

    President Kiir must immediately take action with those who againts his leadership.This rejection of Professor Telar Riing Deng was motivated by those against Pres kiirules leadership.Professor Telar Deng liberated this country than any those idiot who rejected him.Kuol Manyang doesn’t have a degree n he is a Defense Minister n many more.Why they don,t reject them.I hope Kiirules wil keep Telar Den

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  • 14 August 2013 06:18, by bialac,jaang

    well done MPs, let him go back to practice and we civilian, we need our money that he have been used for his own purpose. if not, let president proved his word of yesterday that, any one using public fund most face the court and the law should be against him soon. let him face the court.

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  • 14 August 2013 06:40, by bialac,jaang

    the word NYAGAT, BIE LAC THIN JAANG, with nuer language. listen, kiir will face the court b/cs he used to signed the requested letters during his enjoying himself in the home and away hotel. he don’t know that, people are using public fund. please, stop running against Nuer, they will fuck you soon if you don’t know.

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    • 14 August 2013 08:20, by Ajongtar

      Dudes, I told you yesterday about the Green Snake in a Green Grass who is Telar Ring Deng.
      Now Telar Ring Deng left for Kenya but he was hospitalised in Nairobi when he hard of his rejection by low makers.
      He is in Nairobi with full briefcast of $600m which was to be used to bribe the vetting commitee, but now failed.
      What to do now Aleu Ayien Alue??? Your master has been fucked off by the MPS!

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  • 14 August 2013 09:18, by Marco Bul

    Whew!!! Uganda degrees(Cavendish) are Certificates of Attendent.Hohoho.Watch out!!

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  • 14 August 2013 09:49, by the wing of unitystate

    removing of vp is very simple yaa jama but now getting of vp in republic of south Sudan it is very difficult.our people stay-torn lot of things it will happen let us wait.
    Dr machar be patience because you are one strongest pillar in south Sudan your removal is wrong that why cause a lot of problem in Parliament because you are not guilty.

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  • 14 August 2013 09:58, by the wing of unitystate

    Mr Telar you go back to start it from A B C D E after that you will come back to your position, and also please avoid your betray, you will become a successful and you will be free in your life,please go home you go and relax in cattle byre or cattle camp

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  • 14 August 2013 12:11, by Agutthon

    They say in Swahili that days of a thief are only 40. This is the happiest day for South Sudan after referandum and independence.

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  • 14 August 2013 14:27, by Hope of de Nation

    The government is trying to be a real government if papers are needed,but I really doubt either the members of parliament are all having Papers and if they have then the need a public display and explain themselve to the citizen for the better of the nation and freedom.My advice to Bush Lawyer is to go back to school and continue,it is not late for him to go and come back to the government.

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    • 14 August 2013 15:05, by moto

      IF WE TALKS ABOUT REFORM IN THIS COUNTRY,WE SHOULD INFORM THOSE WHO ARE STILL BELIEVE IN TRIBE.AM NOT HAPPY WITH THOSE STILL BACKWARD TALKING ABOUT DINKA ALL THE TIME.THIS TIME WE WANT A PERSON WHO FIT TO HOLD SUCH IMPORTANT POST.THIS POST DOESN,T BELONG TO DINKA NOR NUER,BUT IT IS BELONG TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAPERS.

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