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South Sudanese official lauds blockade of former army chief of staff


June 28, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese Deputy Minister of Information Akol Paul Kordit, Wednesday commended and thanked President Salva Kiir for deploying security forces in Western Lakes to block the movement of the former Chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan, describing it as “a wise decision.”

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SPLA Chief of General Staff, Gen. Paul Malong Awan (C) is visiting his farms in his homeland of Warawar in Aweil East State on 7 May 2016 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

Deputy Minister Kordit told the media on Wednesday after a meeting with President Kiir that he had paid the President a courtesy visit to thank him for deploying National Security personnel to Western Lake State to prevent Malong’s return to his homeland in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal last May.

According to the Deputy Minister, the deployment of the security force averted what he considered could have been "another security challenge" to the country if Gen. Paul Malong was allowed to reach his political power base.

The security challenge could have been sparked by supporters who would have reacted negatively after Malong’s removal.

“The deployment of the National Security was the best and wisest decision the President of the Republic has made. It is a commendable leadership decision and for this reason, I came to thank the President and express my appreciation from the community of Western Lake,” explained Kordit.

Through the Director of the Internal Security Bureau Akol Koor Kuc, said President Kiir deployed a huge force to Rumbek with the instructions to block and fight Malong who decided to leave Juba immediately after he was sacked through a presidential order in May.

Gen. Awan claimed that he left Juba to avoid any negative reactions from his supporters and those celebrating his dismissal from active military service. He was later persuaded to return to Juba and agreed with President Kiir they have to work together in the interest of peace and stability.

However since his return to Juba, Malong complained of confinement and mistreatment of people seen close to him in different institutions, including the presidency and the army where some of the officers he deployed in key strategy units and departments were removed and replaced with new faces.

Gen. Malong has also been denied the freedom to travel outside the country.


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  • 29 June 2017 00:07, by Theone

    Two smart jail times.

    G. Malong Awan jailed in Juba and Riek Machar jailed in South Africa

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    • 29 June 2017 09:00, by Midit Mitot

      I knew Akol Paul since, he never spoke good words in his life, I don,t see any reason that could impressing him on blocking Malong Awan, Akol Paul will die desperately.

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  • 29 June 2017 02:17, by Newsudan

    Riek should be held in South Africa for 30 years,that is good time and that will make some senses into him.

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  • 29 June 2017 04:39, by dinkdong

    The next president if not Kiir should do the same thing, put Kiir and his supporters, especially Akol Kordit amok, into a confinement for years.

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  • 29 June 2017 04:45, by Odingo

    King Paul Malong Awan has been under house arrest by a man he protect to be his President. We shall see very soon if Dinka Bhar El Ghazel love their King. Dammn Nation.

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  • 29 June 2017 05:03, by Agutthon

    Keeping someone in confinement will not confine their spirit and ideology aswell. Nelson came out and the mantle after 27 years. KKiir’s a lame duck president right now.

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  • 29 June 2017 05:43, by Kuar Junub

    Good move mr president to lock that dog call Queen Paul Malong Awan he’s a criminal, it’s good u have listened to wiseman advice of Gen Taban Deng Gai to fire that illiterate Aweil dog. Now step down & allow wise son of greater Nuer Taban Deng Gai to contest in 2018 elections thanks

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    • 29 June 2017 08:39, by Mi diit

      Kuar Junup,
      You sound Crownist and Tabanist, Aren’t you?
      In the Holy Bible,you either follow Jesus Christ or Satan. You better choose to follow Dr. Machar or gay Taban.you can’t save to masters at ago.

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  • 29 June 2017 05:55, by Kuar Junub

    If not there will be no peace in S Sudan until one of Nuer son is allowed to rule S Sudan btn Taban Deng Gai & Dr Riek Machar one will be S Sudan president believe it or not at your own risk

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    • 29 June 2017 11:21, by Southern Boy

      HI Kuar Junub

      my friend there will be no one day not one year that Nuer will be president in south Sudan, when you look what Riek did in 1991 and 2013 all with Taban Deng, the God of S/Sudan will not give them to lead S/Sudan forever, may be other Nuer in 2100.

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  • 29 June 2017 06:09, by Sunday Junup

    This is what usually happen you protected fool. Now the ladder is thrown after the building is completed. Kiir wanted to be in power by force in all costs

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  • 29 June 2017 06:46, by Lenin Bull

    The headline and the information in this article has been willfully misrepresented for hateful purposes. Hon.Paul Akol thanked President Salva Kiir for timely sending in NSS and SPLA forces to contain the current ongoing tribal clashes in Western Lakes State. King Paul and President Salva Kiir are living normally and freely together in Juba. Wait for Rejoice Samson to announce a Presidential

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  • 29 June 2017 06:54, by Lenin Bull

    decree soon appointing King Paul in one of security sector positions in order to complete and mop up South Sudan of the remaining IO gangs still marauding in the countryside. Even if the IO pray to and sacrifice 1000 bulls to NGUNDENG not to happen damned it.It is going to happen soon. Just stay tuned.

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    • 29 June 2017 07:05, by jubaone

      Lenin Bull,
      Till that happens allow us with a pinch of cynicism enjoy his incarceration. The fugitive like some overheated monkey 🐵 went climbing too fast too high. He forgot he was exposing his naked ass to those below. Now the downtrodden can well see his rear gear 😝.

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      • 29 June 2017 08:23, by King of Nyamlel

        Kiir’s days are gone. He should leave now.For the case of Malong, we the Aweilians don’t want him to go home because he claimed to be protecting Kiir, hence he should be in Juba until this rain stopped.

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  • 29 June 2017 09:14, by Freedom Advocate

    Bit by bit they will come to understand the ill thinking of their master Kirr Mayardit. Wasn’t he that man he claimed to be the master whereas he finished Awiel youths to keep him in power. Malong, where is your Mathiang Anyoors? where is your LAST RAIN? Dinka eating another Dinka. Confine him or not, it’s not our case.

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  • 29 June 2017 11:04, by Lenin Bull

    King Paul did the best job expected of a real general in command during warfare. He frustrated Riek’s advance to Juba, flashed IO war mongers out of Bor Town, Bentiu, and Malakal, and rescued Paloich oil fields from being vandalized like Tharjiath oil fields. If it was not President Salva Kiir’s indecisiveness and cowardice,the last year of these criminals calling themselves IO wuold have been---.

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  • 29 June 2017 11:17, by john locke

    First of all stop with the lying. You jiangs called UPDF to help you fight the IO. The IO took control of Juba until UPDF arrived. If it werent for updf you would have been finished. Now kiir turned on malong and watch what happens. In the end the io will win. How can youncelebrate the deaths of innocent people? Kiir killed innocent people in juba in 2013. Or do you jiang think it is a lie.

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  • 29 June 2017 11:44, by Lenin Bull

    King Paul is wise and patriotic and will not commit any foolish mistake of destroying South Sudan like Riek, Lam, Nyaba,etc. He has no time and no appetite for tribal conflict. He doesn’t enjoy the death and suffering of innocent women, children, elderly, disabled, like your diabolic Riek whose death and suffering of innocent Nuer people doesn’t disturb his conscience.

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  • 29 June 2017 11:54, by Lenin Bull

    John Locke, liberate yourself from the old Nuer mindset. The current war between the SPLA and Riek’s deceived followers is not the same like the old Nuer-Dinka fight of the past. The current war involves modern scientific strategies. Having allies during warfare and managing to convince them to join one in the fight is itself being superior to one’enemy and if it can lead one win the war, so be it

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  • 29 June 2017 12:03, by Lenin Bull

    Napoleonic wars were fought on allies bases, World War I on allies, Word War II on allies, Gulf War I on allies, Gulf War Two on allies, America’s war on terror on allies/coalition of the willing, etc.Where are your coward Khartoum Arab allies in the battle fields of South Sudan? Why they lecture and educate you only in hatred against the Dinka without them coming to join you in killing fields?

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  • 29 June 2017 13:15, by Lenin Bull

    Even Al Qeida, ISIS, Al Shabab, and Boko Haram, are formed out of allies from different countries.
    John Locke read the philosophy of John Lock and see whether it is clumsy like the one you inherited from your old grandfather in Nuerland.

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  • 29 June 2017 14:00, by Newsudan

    you are wasting your time, nothing like that, Just check true story about this at Radio tamazuj.org
    Riek thugs are delusions

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  • 30 June 2017 01:15, by john locke

    The real delsuion lays in the hands of the jiangs. For you to fear riek so much that you killed thousands in juba than pay soutn afra millions to keep riek is just idiotic. Now the question is what will happen when youre money runs dry. Dinka will eat dinka. The Khartoum regime is helping the Io in terms of weapons. We are not like you, we dont buy alloes like you boight uganda. Now the country is

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  • 30 June 2017 01:18, by john locke

    Unlike kiir, riek did not plan to start this war, it was bought upon him. Kiir feared him so much that he tried to assinate him. He bought uganda soldiers with money the country doesnt have. Youre soldiers are hungry and dying. Yet you pay the Ugandans before youre own men. Kiirs days are numbered. He killed his own president garang, just so he can take over. You jiangs are sick individuals

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