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Gen Paul Malong and Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr speak to Kenya CitizenTV on 14 Oct 2018 (Youtub capture from KCTV)
October 14, 2018 (JUBA) - Former South Sudanese army chief of staff Paul Malong strongly denied allegations of embezzlement of public funds or committing atrocities against civilians during the five-year civil war in the country.

A recent documentary by investigative journalist and filmmaker John-Allan Namu once again reiterated accusations against Malong who is under UN and US sanctions about his wealth and his involvement in the war crimes during the conflict.

In a 25 minute interview with the Kenya Citizen TVreleased on Sunday, Malong further said he didn’t take advantage from his position as Governor of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal or profited from his position when he was the chief of staff.

"They did not tell us where I got the money," he said. He further said the documentary and those who accused him have to prove that he has stolen money, give the details of these accounts and the country where these funds are deposited

"I’m not a rich man I’m just taking care of myself and my family. I have nothing," he said.

"Northern Bahr El-Ghazal is not an oil producing state and everybody knows that," so why the accuse me, he wondered.

Regarding the time when he was the army chief of staff, he said the minister of defence is the one who plans the army budget while the chief of staff is the implementer.

I use what is given to me for certain jobs that I’m going to do. if people say I took the tents and sold them that may be, I took ammunition and guns and sold them that may be, (...) but I do not get cash," he said.

The same for the war crimes and atrocities, Malong said he executed the orders he received from his military hierarchy the army commander in chief President Salva Kiir.

"I was not operating independently," he repeated.

Also, he dismissed any responsibility for the killing of civilians in Juba following the clashes at the South Sudanese presidency in July 2016.

"During the J1 fight, I was in control of the army more than any time," he said stressing that the clashes ended at Jebel Kogor.

When asked about the rape of women in Juba, he said it was done by security soldier but not his army.

"I know what happened. It was in one of the hotels and one of the ladies said that the person who had raped her is an agent of security soldier and his name was written," he said.

On the UN sanction, Malog said "they are missing the point. If they speak about the cause of the war, the cause of war is Salva and Machar. Whatever I did in the army was just orders," he said again.

The old friend of the South Sudanese president avoided criticising Salva Kiir for his sack from the position of the army chief of staff.

However, Malong said that he was disappointed when Kiir accused him of asking Kenyan, Ugandan presidents and even Ethiopian prime minister to support him to overthrow Salva Kiir.

The South Sudanese tycoon Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. took part in the interview to explain that General Malong was not his father and he is not his relative.

He and General Malong said they would pursue those who continue to repeat such claims in order to prove the corruption of the former South Sudanese official.

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  • 15 October 12:48, by Joseph Canada

    You thieves and piers just like the rest of the corrupt Jenge and the blood libels hanibals! The God of those innocently killed and those innocently rapped will turn into you. Why don’t you then explain how your son got the money and how you bought that mantion in Nyali? You will one day die a misarable man. May you both Rest In Peace in advance!!

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  • 15 October 13:54, by Sir King

    Brain of Equatorian. You are in Canada and you never know how write English. And you there stuffing yourselves with Politics that you never manage.

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    • 15 October 14:28, by Eastern

      Sir Slave,

      You see, if you step out to correct others, don’t make more mistakes. Not all Canadians have the English language as their first language. Please educate yourself about Canada and stop being diversionary! The issue at hand is two Dinka men are in the limelight because of profiteering in war which they are struggling to deny.

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      • 15 October 15:11, by South South

        Eastern,

        I agree with you, let’s put English aside here. It’s not our mother tongue.The two men accused here of profiting from the war are adults and they should speak to themselves as individuals, but wicked people like Eastern wants to make it a Dinka problem, no, there are many good Dinkas and there are many bad Dinkas like other tribes in South Sudan.

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        • 15 October 16:35, by jubaone

          South South
          So you’re implying jienges don’t corrupt cuz there’s no word for corruption in thok monyjienge. Jienge don’t steal, but they serve themselves abundantly from state coffers. They do everything for themselves without giving a shit to the rest. After all SS is a jienge property and they own it. Fugitive Malong was simply taking what rightly belongs to him. Wow! The jienge republic.

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          • 15 October 17:04, by South South

            jubaone,

            There are many corrupt people in every tribe in South Sudan. Thomas Cirillo is one of them, but he is not a Dinka man. Stealing SPLA money and then ran to Ethiopia.

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            • 15 October 18:57, by jubaone

              South South
              Yes, if Gen Cirillo stole public money, we must hunt him and bring him to book cuz he will have tainted the name and reputation of noble Bari or Karo people. Thieves (kolak), fornicators and unknown gunmen (coward motherf****) have no space among Karo people. Such vices are for savages and bush niggas.

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            • 16 October 03:16, by Joseph Canada

              How much did General Thomas steal and what luxareous life does he live in if it’s not the life of service to the day-today South Sudanese? Yes not all Dinka might not be thieves they didn’t get an opportunity to put their hands where Malong is. That’s why some goons here are still protecting their cultural thuggary in the hopes of getting a job from the leading “General Jenge brother”. ...

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              • 16 October 03:28, by Joseph Canada

                The saddest of all mother of sadness is that you can pinpoint my English (which by the way is not my mother’s language) yet that thick stretched skull and hummer like teeth blindly defy the right of humanity. Only law live thugs like you reason like that. For your information, Canada is a nation of no tribes and your Jenge here find it hard to feet in due to their rudeness and arrogance.

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              • 16 October 03:37, by Joseph Canada

                And by the way. The reason why you don’t see my English is properly fit to your need is because I am using the phone to send the message and some of the programs words came as an automatic suggestions by the programmed system.

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        • 15 October 16:35, by Eastern

          South South,

          So far, those implicated are dinka men, aren’t they? I have written anywhere on my rejoinder to Slave Sir that it was a dinka problem.The are dinka men by their alleged crime affect not only the dinka but the whole South Sudanese.

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          • 15 October 17:05, by South South

            Eastern,

            Please visit Juba today and see these big houses owned by our Equatorians. Where did they get money from? Corruption, right?

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            • 15 October 17:15, by Eastern

              South South,

              I am in Juba. Just because some Equatorians known to you have stolen money from government coffers that shouldn’t make the two Malongs now under the spotlight saints. Whoever has stolen public money in South Sudan better watch out!

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            • 16 October 03:56, by Joseph Canada

              Now you come to the right sense. “Those big houses in Juba built by Equatorians”. See!? They are building South Sudan and want to live in the country that they ?? dearly. They don’t embazzle money to other Countries!! They show the pride of their nation. Taking money to Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to build mantions by the Lake doesn’t make you a Citizen of those countries. Instead, it make you ....

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            • 16 October 03:56, by Joseph Canada

              Now you come to the right sense. “Those big houses in Juba built by Equatorians”. See!? They are building South Sudan and want to live in the country that they ?? dearly. They don’t embazzle money to other Countries!! They show the pride of their nation. Taking money to Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to build mantions by the Lake doesn’t make you a Citizen of those countries. Instead, it make you ....

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              • 16 October 04:08, by Joseph Canada

                A fugitive, a thief and un patriotic to the nation that you said you love. This is the reason why Salva Kiir and his Jenge CE just want to kill every tribe but Dinka And destroy their properties because they don’t care since they don’t love South Sudan.

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  • 15 October 14:26, by Joker Wizard

    When Fathers Refused their Own Sons:

    Resemblance alone can prove your refusal as wrong. not even DNA is required. Mr. man, you are Malong’s son in black and white.

    Days have come for you to start vomiting, it the beginning of the end.

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  • 15 October 17:19, by lino

    Hahaaaa!!! Now we will get to the bottom of these corruption and war crimes as quick as possible!!! When thieves start fighting from within, the stolen, wrong doings, leaders will surface!!! So bring it on King Paul!!! South Sudanese People will be jurists no one else!!! All SPLM/A leaders in Government and Oppositions will be behind bars for life!!!

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  • 15 October 22:23, by Theone

    All are thieves.
    How they get money for those huge luxury houses and cars?

    SALARIES!!!!! SAD.

    Thieves have no Tribes

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