Sam Koim answers Greg Sheppards question on who pays his legal fees

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Thank you all for your comments and I thank Mr Narakobi for conveying my learned friend Greg Shepherd’s commentary.

It’s very interesting to note a number of things. Firstly, my learned friend allocated only a single line to respond to a claim by one Kuni yet devoted his entire article on me. Secondly, he claims not to be on Facebook but narrated my entire facebook wall –seems like a convenient oxymoron.  Thirdly, I thought my learned friend was a lawyer acting for his client, having no personal interest in the parties involved. I now realise that he devoted his time vindictively stalking my entire facebook wall for some time. Fourthly, most of the things my learned friend tries at pains to rub on me such as my contract term, our legal fees/representation etc are in various court proceedings in which Greg himself is involved hence it is subjudice for me to comment.

Greg knows very well that our lawyers’ legal fees had been authorised for payment by the Attorney General. Although our lawyers’ legal costs were and are submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to the Attorney General’s letter, those who control the public purse refuse to honour. To-date, our lawyers have been rendering their services without payment from the Attorney General for a year unlike Greg and his other colleagues on the other side of the bar table.  As a Papua New Guinean, I can’t thank our lawyers enough.

I see that my learned friend decided to engage in a street fight in this manner. I don’t want to be a party to it. I know why he is ranting and raging like a wounded bull. He wrote to me threatening legal action for “just sharing” on my wall the SBS Dateline footage where he starred. At first I felt funny because there were probably thousand other people who populated this story when it broke out and they still do today. Viewing the footage again, I thought “is that you speaking on camera or someone else.” On Wednesday, I sighted a complaint against me by Greg to the Lawyers Statutory Committee alleging that I was the one who engineered the sting operation that filmed him with his famous “dribs and drabs” story. I nearly fell off my chair with that. As I was preparing the response to the Lawyers Statutory Committee, he launched this one.

Owing to pending cases and investigations that Greg knows very well, I do not wish to delve further than what I already have. As to who feeds me and my family? I do! I know you and your clients have taken a personal interest to monitor me including my bank accounts as reflected in this article. Dig all you want. I guarantee you can’t go far because I have a very short history. Let me tell you this, I am a Papua New Guinean and this is my country. 

I am sorry, Greg, I cannot stoop down too low and engage in your street fights. I was taught to be a professional, not a street fighter. One thing you have to be thankful, is that if it wasn’t for the actions we have taken, you wouldn’t have killed (who knows how much) the “elephants” in these court cases. Give credit where it is due.

With that, I raise my case.

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14 thoughts on “Sam Koim answers Greg Sheppards question on who pays his legal fees

  1. Mr Koim, I can not thank you enough. Sam is a true son and patriot of PNG. Sam, you are doing a fantastic job for this beautiful, and rich country of ours. As long as this earth still exists, you will always win this fight because the good Lord above sees the heart of good people and answers their prayers. People in this country are praying for a good and a true leader to lead this country where people will see services and live a happy life. Few people around the country have the heart for the country like yourself. My heart melted when you say to Grey the following, ” Let me tell you this, I am a Papua New Guinean and this is my country.” This is your country, the Lion of Judah is on your side. You will win this fight against corruption. Only time will tell. God bless.

  2. Sam Koim is a truly national hero and patriotic son of PNG. Why can’t average PNGuineans rally behind him in terms of moral support and financial because he is not fighting for his own gain but for the future of our land and generation!

  3. Bro,

    You are doing great! The nation is proud of you and behind you. Really like that statement above: “I was taught to be a professional, not a street fighter” hehehe, that’s the way forward bro. With you!
    God bless.

  4. Mr. KOIM, WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU AND WHAT YOU STAND FOR…WE MAY BE SILENT BUT WE ARE NOT THAT DUMB AS SHEEP HEARD THINKS..

  5. Mr Koim,
    I have always admired your will to preserve your integrity. I must say, you are truly a rare Papua New Guinean jewel. Keep standing for what is right even if you stand alone. We are all proud of your patriotism.

  6. SAM YOU A OUR HERO , THE PEOPLE OF PNG ARE BEHIND YOU, WITH GOD YOU WILL LOOSE NOTHING AND NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, GOD THE FATHER , THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WATCHING AND WILL CONTINUE TO GUIDE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THE WAY. ITS ONLY MATTER OF TIME YOU WILL COME OUT WINNER BECAUSE GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE, DON’T LOOK BACK , KEEP GOING. GOD WILL BE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.

  7. SAM KOIM, YOU ARE OUR HERO. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ON ALL PAPUA NEW GUINEA’S TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THIS WORTHY CAUSE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY. LETS START A CROWD FUNDING AND DONATE WHATEVER WE CAN AND HELP SAM AND HIS LAWYERS SAVE OUR COUNTRY. IF YOU ARE WILLING, CALL ME ON 79682770. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY LETS SAVE IT.

    1. Sam, my bro. PNG’s favor and off course the Lord’s favor is on you for doing what is right for the people of PNG. Keep shining…If Greg wants legal fees, Papua New Guineans are desperate and ready to pay off the legal fees…

  8. Sam brother stand strong I never envisioned the level of corruption and how high it goes.. maladinas slap on the wrist also makes me seriously worried about the judiciaries impartiality.. you are leading a clean up and we support you.. well done and keep going your support is overwhelming..stap wantaim yu

  9. Mr. Koim you are unique and hero, you will not be defeated for what you are doing because what you doing is right for betterment of this nation. PNG citizens are at back of you and above all our God in Heaven

  10. Sam, my bro. PNG’s favor and off course the Lord’s favor is on you for doing what is right for the people of PNG. Keep shining…If Greg wants legal fees, Papua New Guineans are desperate and ready to pay off the legal fees…

  11. Well said. Sam, you are an absolute professional. The guilty always make noise and try to cover their guilt. You will never, ever. ever loose! You are a true champion and a patriot. Street fighting is for the shallow and the ‘drib drabs.’ People with integrity never lose. Maintain that and GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU.

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