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Sudanese parliament endorses members of referendum body

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June 28, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese parliament today endorsed the appointment of the Referendum Commission members, two weeks after an objection raised by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) against one of its members.

The National Legislature composed of the two chambers approved on Monday, in a setting chaired by the deputy speaker of the assembly Adam Ahmed Mousa, the appointment of the chairman and the members of the of the Referendum Commission.

In accordance with the Southern Sudan Referendum Act passed on December 29, 2009, the Commission is composed of the Chairperson, his Deputy and seven members to be appointed by the President with the approval of the First Vice-President.

On June 14, The SPLM had objected the appointment of Taj Alsir Mohamed Saleh as a member of the Commission saying he would compromise the neutrality of the Commission. Taj Alsir is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Since, the Sudanese Presidency agreed to replace him by Kamal Ali Mohamed Saleh.

The 9-member commission will be chaired by Mohammed Ibrahim Khalil, former foreign minister, and his deputy is Chan Rek Madut, Deputy Attorney General in the Government of Southern Sudan.

The other members are Paulino Wanawilla, Tariq Osman, Deng Awur, Suad Ibrahim Eisa Juwal Shuwang, Setti Abyei and Kamal Ali Mohamed Saleh.

The commission has to start voter registration and prepare electoral lists ahead of the landmark vote in January 2010 that could see the Southerners decide to create a new state in Africa.

(ST)

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  • 29 June 2010 04:41, by Dinka Boy

    I don,t think we South Sudanese can live with this North Sudanese because we both have difference lives and i deology. South will be better off without North.
    Thanks

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  • 29 June 2010 05:45, by Jamjamez

    How come this body of the committee compose almost of all the northerners and they are the very people we are trying to secede from? Again, you are placing the most important task of registering voters in the hands of the most untrusted people when this is ticking time bomb scenario. This thing is serious and is a matter of life and death! its about a new birth and yet you place it in the hands of this corrupt people. Why do they have to decide for us all the time? Its about time we stop counting on others but start doing something ourselves.

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  • 29 June 2010 06:37, by DASODIKO

    It just loosing of money such committee should have been created since the signing of the CPA as a good will.

    I think people of South Sudan with or without this commssion will declare their independent by anyway. These two people; the Northern Sudan and the Southern Sudan,could not live together again the later is regarded as Satin and the first as supperhumans from another planet. What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 29 June 2010 07:43, by Dinka Boy

    I will be happy when South Sudan become a seperate country apart from this arab. There is no single arab country with pleasant enviroment because they always mingle islam with the government. We need sport, developments, peace, education in the South. I don,t think there is something good that come out from jallaba. We South Sudan want to joing our African countries like South Africa, Kenya,Uganda, senegal, and many more. And we want to stay away from Somalia, Northen Sudan, and many arab nation because we have no similiarity.
    If you guys did not allow the South then by all means, the bullet will be always on assess. Mark this in your mind.
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    • 29 June 2010 12:36, by James

      Sacrifices that were made by SPLA gallant forces were not in vain.We still beleive that the day when our dream that we fought for will be realise is near.I would lik to reassure all freedom fighters who fought perilous battles of liberation that, the day is near,lets hold on,those who are scooping public funds now will suffer after we say good by to Jallaba. James Hoth,Majak Agot,Oyai,Mathok,Pieng who sacrificed nothing during the war are now plundering the South deceiving people that they fought during the war,Hoth was just kept to politicize Gatjok who were fighting the SPLA along the Ethiopian with Sudan.Pieng was keep to atract Dinka Ngok to the movement,Majak Agot was a SKIVVY to Kiir,Oyai was Garangs skivvy,Mathok was a traitor who first killed thousands of SPLA soldiers when he recaptured Rumbek from SPLA in 1985,he latter joined the SPLA assuring Garang that Kerbino arrest will not harm the movement,he was thus favoured by Garang esp when he forgave Taban Deng who was Garang friend when he committed adultery with both his wife & daughter.The real freedom fighters are people who fought without gaining anything during the war.History will never forget matyres like Benjamin Bol Akok,Makur Aleiyu,Malath Joseph,Khorou,Dr Juac,Oduhuo,Majier & all those who fell matyres in the battle fields like Nyacgak,Ngor Maciec ETC

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    • 29 June 2010 18:11, by MJriaksdca

      Dinka Boy

      How will you be happy when you will still live in the new country with Nuer that you hate very much? All your unfair, tribal, and childish comments are still flooding the web with no sign of a mature educated man. In my view, if tribal hate mongerers have not grown up, still south will be smoking. I pray that they change and start to love not one’s tribe alone but all tribes. That is the only way all the southern tribes can live together in peace.

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  • 29 June 2010 13:33, by Angelo Achuil

    The report ought to have mentioned in brackets as to which of these are Southerners and northerners. Just assuming names given, only two appeared to be from the South and 7 with North - doesn’t make sense. whatever the outcome they would cook, nobody committee (not even Kiir) would deny the South their choice.

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    • 29 June 2010 14:25, by sunday mabor

      you southerners are crying out but our cries will not differentiate any thing at all. Be awake for more and for all the referendum machanisms which can totally japaqrdized our lives in the Southern part.

      therefore the so called referendumis not simple like our last elections but referendum will make good or it can at all create some common errors in the future especially we the youth.

      by
      sunday ambor akorom

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