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S. Sudan minister denies praising removal of ex-army chief

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June 30, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s deputy information minister, Paul Akol Kordit has dismissed media reports, which quoted him praising removal of the ex-army chief by the president.

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South Sudan’s deputy information minister, Akol Paul Kordit speaking at a public rally in Juba on 11 February 2014 (ST)

He said media misquoted him on the matter.

I went to talk to the president [Salva Kiir] official issues related to my ministry. I have nothing to do with General [Paul] Malong or any person in South Sudan, Akol clarified.

Kordit demanded that a written apology be issued.

Last month, the director of internal security bureau, Akol Koor Kuc, on instructions from the president, deployed a large force in Western Lakes state with instructions to block Malong from traveling to his home village in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

Malong said he left Juba to avoid any negative reactions from his supporters and those celebrating his dismissal from active service. He was later persuaded to return to Juba and agreed to work with president 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.

He has also been denied the freedom to travel outside the country.

(ST)

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  • 30 June 11:42, by Sunday Junup

    Akol Kurdit
    Please don’t run a way from what you started your supporters are behind you. Just go ahead. You are demanding apology letter from who? Let Dinka fight a lone and we will watch

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  • 30 June 11:43, by Sunday Junup

    Akol Kurdit
    Please don’t run a way from what you started your supporters are behind you. Just go ahead. You are demanding apology letter from who? Let Dinka fight a lone and we will watch

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  • 30 June 11:46, by Midit Mitot

    Denial has become a culture of JCE government, spoke on something unbearable today and deny it tomorrow.

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    • 30 June 11:55, by King of Nyamlel

      Those of Akol Pauland Kiir Mayardit were protected by Malong Awan from Riek Machar who might have killed them. So Akol should deny because he will have no where to go when Malong rises politically.

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      • 30 June 12:57, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Hon. Akol Paul Kordit

        Thanks for you comeout with clear statement, that it,s missquoted by media, I do confuse since yesterday when I read that post, is really Akol Paul, the smarter & intellegence one I know? is speaking like that? I didn,t bother myself to comment on that post, till you cameout with clear statement, because I kow you wouldn’t said such statement.

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        • 30 June 15:04, by gatkhor Nueri

          @Garang Akeen

          Wherever you go,Dinka could never tell the truth, even coming of Jesus Christ on Earth,and they will deny it too.
          It is very Big shame in to the culture of (Cie Nyayuoch Deng.)

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          • 30 June 20:25, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Gatnyere /Gatkhor nueri

            Plse, let us be realistic here, and be a civilise citizen and speaks sensitively with voices of reason, and forget tribalistic behaviors, your comment make no sense, when you sing a dinka name, dinka dinka, dinka.

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            • 1 July 11:18, by gatkhor Nueri

              @garang Akeen

              All over the world Dinka of Salva Kiir as whole include you GARANG AKEEN,Mad-dog is better than them 1000000%.

              Good luck

              Bia te Mal!

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  • 30 June 12:56, by Nyesi Ta

    Let Malong enjoy his stupidity: what goes around comes around and Akordit shouldn’t play chicken to deny he was involved to influence Kiir Al Awiir to remove the idiot.

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    • 30 June 13:46, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Nyesi ta

      Gen. Paul Malong didn,t wrong, others then he defeat you in battle field, that why you hate him.

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  • 30 June 13:29, by Good Foe

    The way Malong’s dignity is being destroyed.... The boys who used to follow you like flies following someone who shitted on his trousers are turned to never let you get on even a boda boda.
    The man is having so many wives in Aweil starving sexually. Let him go home and have fun with his babes. This government is creating an enmity with the Aweilians.
    I pity you__ General,

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  • 30 June 15:47, by Lenin Bull

    Hon.Paul Akol thank you for proving wrong prophets of doom. The Dinka will never go to war among themselves as followers of NGUNDAENG wish. The Dinka people are great people full of wisdom and Dinka civilization not known yet by the barbarians.

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    • 30 June 20:11, by jubaone

      Lenin Bull,
      Paul Kordit has tugged in his Jienge tail like a submissive dog 🐶 and now denies he said it. What a coward. By the way, these jienge savages killing themselves in Rumbek and off late in Warrap, so that was just a "killing jienge game?". Well, their lives are worthless. Let them die 💀 in huge numbers, their leaders don’t care anyway.

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  • 30 June 15:53, by Lenin Bull

    For these nonsense of Khartoum Arab media to stop in South Sudan, I ask Hon.Paul Akol to take Sudantribune to court for libeling and name damage and war instigation in South Sudan. Who was the journalist who reported/wrote the news? Was he/she personally present when the purported incident happen? Arab terrorists masquaraiding as SUDANTRIBUNE have infiltrated and hacked South Sudan.

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  • 30 June 15:57, by Lenin Bull

    Guys do you know why the other Gulf countries are at each other’s neck with Qatar? It is because of Qatari’s Support to islamic terrorists distablizing the Gulf Region and their hacking of official government institutions and information.Sudan or terrorists harboring there are distabilizing South Sudan through internet war.

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  • 30 June 20:02, by Akeen Mangarthon

    I was also wondering about the news circulated yesterday. The statement released was not for Akol Paul Khor that we know. My understanding about Akol Paul Kor is his excellent diplomacy and peace loving person. Gen. Malong Awan is the most respected comrade for his being brave and patriotic citizen. Media must stop colliding the respected leaders.

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