Barcelona Field Studies Centre

The map shows some of the key people who have been allegedly involved in advocating, facilitating and protecting the illegal Kiunga Aiambak timber project. The map also shows how these key individuals are allegedly linked to the project and it graphically illustrates both the breadth and the depth of the political network that supports the project.

Perhaps the central figure to the whole illegal project is Philip Lee, a Malaysian born businessman who has built an extensive political support network that protects him and his illegal operations from any semblance of outside control.

Prominent Ministers, Members of Parliament and senior civil servants of the Papua New Guinea government are all implicated in the network that ensures that the illegal Kiunga Aiambak project continues to deliver misery for local people and millions of dollars into the bank accounts of the fortunate few.


Source: Greenpeace 2002