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July 26, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Secretary General of South Sudan’s People Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum challenged president Salva Kiir’s decision to suspend and refer him to investigation suggesting it violates the ruling party’s charter.

South Sudan’s chief negotiator Pagan Amum speaks to a reporter after arriving at Khartoum Airport December 1, 2012 Photo By MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS

Amum, in an interview with the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, stressed that per the SPLM constitution, the SG should only answer to certain figures in the party and not a commission.

He said any issue with his performance should be handled directly by the chairman of the party or the Political Bureau or the Liberation Council.

“I will wait for the notification formally from president Kiir himself then I will deal with the matter on the basis of the party’s constitution and If it is in violation then I will write to the President that he has to follow the constitution,” Amum said.

Kiir, who is also the SPLM chairman, established a five-member committee, headed by the national legislative assembly speaker, James Wani Igga, to probe allegations that Amum mismanaged the affairs of the SPLM, both administratively and politically.

Amum is also accused of insubordination for using the public media to discredit the party and its leadership.

Kiir also banned Amum from travelling outside the country, holding press conferences or making statements to the media during this probe.

The SPLM SG disclosed that he met with Kiir few days before the decision and urged him to call for a politburo meeting to discuss the political situation in the country and the current issues of the party but that Kiir ignored the plea.

He underscored that he has no personal issues with Kiir but that the differences between the two are related to the party’s programmes and its implementation by senior SPLM figures.

Amum also defended his public criticisms of the government and Kiir saying that this practice of self-criticism is embedded in the SPLM culture.

This month, the SPLM SG rapped Kiir over his suspension of Minister of Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor and minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Kosti Manibe over corruption allegations saying it is politically motivated.

Amum is also among the senior party officials who want to contest against the incumbent who has been the party chairman since 2005, slamming him of failure to lead the nation-state building.

This week Kiir fired his deputy Riek Machar and dissolved the entire government in what was seen as an intensification of power struggle within the SPLM.

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  • 27 July 2013 07:34, by Mi diit

    SG Pagan Amum, reject this unconstitutional mess of incompetent Kiir and join hands to remove this dude in the party leadership. Let him not celebrate Christmas as your chair. Expose him to the world as an illiterate dictator.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:38, by Dinka Nhialic

      Criminal Pagam Amum will have no way, he must be indicted absolutely criminal person, how can u a bused power and u think u can be tolerated? Shame on u man, u as such stupid idiot Shulluk who cannot understand the policy, SPLM brought u up now u kick the ball of ur own.

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      • 27 July 2013 08:09, by Garkoth Geng

        I have heard too much from shiluk friends, that Amum is irresponsible person, but I thought may be because Amum got different with SPLM DC, and i kept rejecting their statement against Amum, but I went back to my sense when i heard Amum aired publicly about his party problems, despite he should said it their meeting as one party.

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        • 27 July 2013 09:10, by Kenyang

          GENG,
          HOPEFULLY THIS CULTURE OF INSULTING ONE OWN GOV’T, RUNNING TO PUBLIC AND AIR UP TRASH WITHOUT ONE VOICE FROM GOV’T WILL GO AWAY WITH GROUP LIKE PAGAN AMUM. WE, THE POPULAR WANT DISCIPLINED SPLM WHERE EVERYONE IS A TEAM MEMBER NOT RIVAL WHILE PAYING ATTENTION TO CONDITION AND VOICE OF THEIR PEOPLE.

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          • 27 July 2013 14:43, by Mi diit

            Don’t you see that comrade Pagan Amum has defied incompetent Kiir’s so called party order to suppress his freedom of expression? Kiir tried to ban him from talking to media. But Pagan has now talked to media. That is great!!!!

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      • 27 July 2013 10:41, by ngadodo

        Dinka Nhialic, if you called Amum Criminal which mean that Mr: President Slava Kiir his Criminal more than pagan Amum too because he rejected Dr John Garang System and he creating tribalism System which made many citizen died if you’re not knew what future hold Mr: Slava Kiir died politically.

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        • 27 July 2013 17:57, by Luethee Ngong Anyoun

          Please Mr, ngadodo, Kiir was very fiathfull to Dr John Garang that is why the liberated the people of South Sudan but now our friends Pagan and Riak they are not faithfull to President which is very bad and the whole world will not be happy with different statment .
          this is what they deserve for so long.

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      • 27 July 2013 16:45, by jacob mayen ajuoi

        pple like Pagam Amum. are called them self politician but the are not politician, you are banned from talk to media yet u still express yourself thought have are right, u wait until u been told to talk to media. this! is Now a violation or we called it a bused of power,I want to a sure Amum. Bosses are like girlfriend u need to approach ur Boss in a good way rather then pooling of rope!

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    • 27 July 2013 07:44, by Dau-network

      Pagan you should had not said that SPLM party is failed thoroughly while you the one holding its keys. You been doing well but because of wrong calculation of politics landed you on fire. Is upto you now to wait or form SPLM1 to challenge in 2015.

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      • 27 July 2013 07:53, by Dinka Nhialic

        @ Mi diit
        Look at how idiotic u are, president Kiir is the potential president and he will stay on power till we Dinka and South Sudanese who love him tell him to come out and give chance to another person. By 2020 he will step Down and replaced by the following people.
        Wani Igga
        Paul Malong Awan
        Kuol Manyang Juuk
        Dr Majak Agot Atem
        Those are the main people i can see that will do what SPLM want.

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        • 27 July 2013 15:52, by Bentiu son

          Idiot aka Dinka Nhialic,mind u mangor that South Sudan Republic is not a Dinka Kingdom.Hence,note,2015 is your dictator Kiir tenure dateline.

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      • 27 July 2013 08:06, by Tutbol

        Unless the S Sudanese would want to stick with the status quo; is when they will even again think of giving the biggest thieves, foreign puppets & parrots like Mr. Pagan another flatforms. These thieves are the same ones who bled S Sudan coffers dry & are the same thieves whose their foreign backers decry the state of rampant corruptions in the country & now the thieves are relieved...

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        • 27 July 2013 08:37, by Tutbol

          ... But these thieves with their foreign backers media propaganda hyenas; which we are all aware of their underhand evil intrigue deals are now parroting blames on the govt of S Sudan for wanting to re-shape its self. Let these evil Euorpeans & Americans fascists or plutocrats mouth-pieces keep their fascist-plutocratic propaganda to themselves & let S Sudanese sort out their own things.

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          • 27 July 2013 12:53, by moto

            TUTBOL
            I DO AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS,SOUTH SUDAN IS NOT A DISTRICT OF UNITED KINGDOM NOR USA,SO LET US DEAL WITH THIS THIEVES WHO CONSIDER THEIR STOMACH AND FAMILIES FIRST.WE WANT ALL THE CORRUPTNESS TO BE OUT AND BRING BACK THE STOLEN MONEY TO THE COUNTRY.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:49, by munene

      mi diit kiir have consitutional right to fire who ever doesn’t perform well in the national building and who are u to challeng him openly like this? He is the over all now. Give time so that can

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    • 27 July 2013 07:56, by Michael Angelo

      SG pagan Amum,
      Please I urge you to stop what you’re doing. Going public and talk as if you’re a president will not do you any good at all. If the SPLM party fail under your watch then what make you think that you’ll be a better president? If you don’t shut up then you’ll be put behind bar forever. If you care about this country then why you steal millions of public fund?

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    • 27 July 2013 07:56, by R@in Deng

      Mi diit:
      Ur uncle Pagan Amum and U:
      Does south Sudan belong to U OR Pagan Amum?
      Will U and Ur pagan will remove incompetent kiir if U are not stupid. I don’t thx Mi diit.

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      • 27 July 2013 08:08, by John The President

        Pagan has approached the management of VIVA cell that he is gona take over the top post of manager from the current, his business has been run by his foreign friends.

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    • 27 July 2013 07:59, by munene

      mi diit kiir have consitutional right to fire who ever doesn’t perform well in the national building and who are u to challeng him openly like this? He is the over all now. Give time so that can

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    • 27 July 2013 08:28, by william

      @ Midit/mitot You have to joint your hands with your step mother in the west otherwise, Pagan Amum is a liberator not defector just been suspended and if found guilty he must face the law and if not he will remains as SPLM secretary General till time for his relieve.

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    • 27 July 2013 09:34, by Otong

      What a mess that is happening in South Sudan

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    • 27 July 2013 15:43, by Bentiu son

      Bravo Mi Diit,the alcoholic President Kiir is in mess n political limbo,noway,his Dinka tribal dominated Government,terror n dictatorship is over.It is unconstitutional n political motivated to summon the SPLM SG comrade Pagan Amum for unfound allegations created by his adviser cannibal Tiller Ring Deng who was sacked previously by Kiir due to his disputes with Pagan Amum.Shame to foolish majority

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    • 27 July 2013 18:33, by Baring

      Dear South Sudanese
      with this disagreement we will know who help Arab to kill our beloved leader Dr John Garang. the secrete will come out soon just wait and see. I think it is going to be bad with Kirr and his Bahr El Ghazalian. use of force cant help you stay in power any longer Kirr. your time is over.

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    • 28 July 2013 08:53, by Ayuen deng

      Are we taking about Pagan Amum who selflessly fought for independence of south Sudan,let treats him with dignity,I don’t support his talk against his own government because ithink somebody some where is trying to derailed him from the his motherly party SPLM by advising him wrongly so that he is removed from his post of Secretary general of SPLM.

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  • 27 July 2013 07:58, by Tutbol

    Unless the S Sudanese would want to stick with the status quo; is when they will even again think of giving the biggest thieves, foreign puppets & parrots like Mr. Pagan another flatforms. These thieves are the same ones who bled S Sudan coffers dry & are the same thieves whose their foreign backers decry the state of rampant corruptions in the country & now the thieves are relieved. But the thieves foreign....

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    • 27 July 2013 09:58, by Peacocktail

      Pagan should shut up,
      He is most corrupt, SPLM party headquarters in Juba is occupied by Shilluk to the Security Guard. SPLM is a party for all South Sudanese who fought for.Amum had snashed alot of party briefcase Money as his.He is among Millioniare in S.SUdan, his VIVACELL doesn’t Pay tax to the Country.why do we have VIVACEL if it suck our economy and yet contribute no tax.Amum go, go,

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  • 27 July 2013 08:40, by kayart

    DEAR MY PEOPLE,TIME COME AND GOES,LEAVE THE PRESIDENT TO HIS OWN BEST DECISION,THERE IS TIME FOR YOU TO COME AND RULE THIS LAND.NOW ITS A TIME FOR WRONG LEADER,ADVISER,ECONOMIC

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  • 27 July 2013 09:14, by dinkdong

    Pagan is a corrupted bastard. He deserved to go to jail

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  • 27 July 2013 09:29, by Marco Bul

    The only stumbling block is "sabotaging to discredit".Riak sees the president Kiir as Jääng(Nuer contempt for Muony Jang).Z is why he has been opposing him.Tribal pride N arrogance R anti-social.Any South Sudanese is illigible to rule this country.Let’s see what they’ll b saying when their turn come!!!!!

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  • 27 July 2013 10:11, by Wilson Wol

    Pagan You are nisip to me
    But please you have taken the wrong direction and if you want to succeed please be a friend to the incumbent President>
    Government behaves like a girl, When your girl friend refuse you and he gets another man that means something is wrong wiz you and you have no where to file the case against her! All problems in party are upon you and not the President,

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  • 27 July 2013 10:49, by American Missile.

    SG, People of South Sudan were all proud of you,not because there was something unique in you,but because you have been fore-fronted by the President and its people to talk on behalf of the Party and Country altogether which there is no any country that vested more powers to the Secretary-General of the Party, example,ANC of South African and Kenya particular.review your thoughts.

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  • 27 July 2013 10:52, by dude

    All of you want to eliminate pagan because he is from Minority tribe Shulluk, and because he is gainst your illiterate president.he will prove you wrong. Those who are against Riek, go ahead and through out a big party, but you will regret very soon because the resolution will be a grieve.

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    • 27 July 2013 18:21, by American Missile.

      do you want those thieves to continue stealing public fund so that you go and get shares?time has come for Development and Democracy,if somebody want to interfered with the public funds, we can not allow such while the accountability goes to president. if you can not change the culture of being a rebel,forget about leadership.

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  • 27 July 2013 10:53, by dude

    we will not tolerate dictatorship in South Sudan. This is not what we were fighting for.

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    • 27 July 2013 11:24, by Kenyang

      DUDE,
      YOU’RE RIGHT, NO ONE WANTS DICTATORSHIP BUT TAKE IT FROM ME, MANY WOULD PREFER KIIR DICTATORSHIP THAN SEEING DR. RIEK ONCE MORE EXPLOITING PEOPLE GRIEVANCES FOR HIS OWN. DR. RIEK IS NOT A PEOPLE MAN AND NOW HE’S DONE POLITICALLY. HE HAS ALREADY REMINDED PEOPLE WHAT HE HAS DONE IN 1991. PAGAN AMUM IS ARROGANT AND NOW A NOTHING.

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  • 27 July 2013 11:30, by JONGLEI VISION

    Pagan is most potential, contributor, resistant and chief negotiator to control all illegal activities that were done by NCP during CPA.
    Without Pagan No SPLM vision because is better than Gen. Kiir 100% and has ran the party survival for long time even Gen. Kiir knows who is Pagan in the SPLM/A as Politician/ Cdr.
    Pagan will remain as the strong agent in the party no doubt on Him.

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    • 27 July 2013 13:32, by Kenyang

      Jonglei Vision,
      Pagan Amum was a good liberator without question but like Majak Agot Atem, aka Dr. Majak Agot, they are shortsighted arrogance who have no future as politicians. True servants of our people, selfless Individuals such as Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin should and will have bright future among our people.

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      • 27 July 2013 22:25, by Peacocktail

        Kenyang,
        Interesting story for two leaders, tell us more about Majak De Agot, is he amongst SPLM party secretariat who mess up the party affairs? or another reasons behind him? Tell us.

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  • 27 July 2013 16:04, by Rami Tot

    there is no link between a party and government.
    a president shouldn’t give out the decree for the removal of a party secretary general. he making a dictatorship in the party. and confuse the public on that. pls discus your affair over there.

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  • 27 July 2013 16:20, by Tahrir

    how can a criminal challenged well manner president who showed him the green light in politics....shame on Pagan

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  • 27 July 2013 21:04, by Redeemer

    Amum
    You have been among the few in our hearts and our lips have never run out of praises on your stands since day one, I thought you will defend your performance When the survey proves that SPLM lost the direction. But distending yourself was chocking

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  • 27 July 2013 21:20, by Redeemer

    absorb the failures and promise to restore the hope whether as a president or a as secretary otherwise, this new style of asking for the the presidency seat for a better service delivery is seen as a greed for power.

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    • 28 July 2013 03:27, by Akol Liai Mager

      Redeemer, I wish you were or are going to be an advisor to Ustaz Amum. But I think the man is just too emotional and lacks more patience requires to strengthen his power to influence decision-makings in term of services delivery. To those who accused him of theft, well I guess there are no immune angels here and there.

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  • 27 July 2013 22:02, by Albino Kuel

    No matter how South Sudanese are having free to express in the media but exposing the secret of your government or Party,is the crime in the world,and in fact Cde.pagan was awared and have a planed to leave SPLM,otherwise,he would have not talk against SPLM and Government as whole and as well as to his president and chairman in the Party,few educated chollo citizens are destroy the community.

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  • 27 July 2013 22:47, by wani

    we must learn to unlearnt , what we did not learn , cyber attack will never solved our disgrace the way you ideology is driving u into wrong angle, let’s be patriotic citizen insulating each other will create more cancer than , preventing . democracy is determined by your maturity to understand your respect to once voice, values.
    let’s promote peace ...

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  • 28 July 2013 00:10, by dude

    Kiir needs to go home. He has looted South Sudan Money with his brothers and relatives. He needs to be sent home. If you do not want to be challenged by Dr. Riek, then you need to go home. We need a new President not kiir. As long as Kiir is in power, no development will occur or happen.

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  • 29 July 2013 09:29, by Tom D

    Dear all
    Let me draw your attention here, iwant all of you to understand and deeply analyze as intellectual for how the whole world look at us in the current situation of South sudan. The world proved that South Sudan has been ruled by incompetent leaders. It’s surprise that a country can go out of goverment for aweek and it has happen now in South Sudan. How do this kind of mess sound to you? To

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  • 29 July 2013 09:43, by Tom D

    Me, it’s sound that Kir leadership is lacking knowledge and leadership’s quality for him to rule a Country like South Sudan. What president is doing is like Definition of abandonment of work that’s Say" abandonment of work is seperation initiated by Saff member" It’s the problem that is tentionally initiated by the president himself. i personally withdrawn confidence on Kiir for failing S S S

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  • 29 July 2013 09:56, by Tom D

    Shame on him not him personally but for continuing appointing people based on his personal interest. People like Marial, Nhial Deng,Kun Puoch, Wani Iga have been in power for some years but beared nothing rather than telling lies on media. Where do government of South go for such people my worried?. May almighty God bless the innocent citizens of this Country and choose inborn genue leader who wi

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  • 29 July 2013 10:02, by Tom D

    ll clear all this mess created by incompetent leaders. Those who misused the will of people of this Country, will be severelly punished by the right judge who knows every thing in temporary world

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