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