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August 31, 2011 (BOR) - The newly appointed deputy minister of defence and veteran affairs, Majak Agot Atem, has declined to say whether he will take up his position in South Sudan’s first independent government.

Atem told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that he did not want to comment publicly on issue.

A source in Juba told Sudan Tribune that Atem had declined the position because he is overqualified to be a deputy minister. The Southern figure has a doctorate, holds the rank of Lieutenant General, actively participated in the civil war as well as the negotiating of the peace deal that led to South Sudan’s independence in July.

Sudan Tribune has been informed that Atem was called by elders and members of greater Bor community in Juba to try to persuade him to take up the offer. Atem, reportedly told them that he would consult his family before he declares his final position.

New ministers and deputies are expected to take their oaths of office on Thursday.

Atem is a member of Dinka Bor community, which has been mixed over whether or not they endorse the new cabinet.

The youth leader of Twic East County, Kuir Ajak said he supports Atem in his assertions saying if the government was formed based on qualifications, “why did they leave Dr. Lual Achuek and Philip Thon Leek?”

Philip Thon Leek, the former governor of Jonglei state from 2005-2007 was elected as an MP to the national assembly in Juba in the 2010 April general elections. Dr. Lual Achuek, was the former oil minister in Government of National Unity before South Sudan declared its independence and is now the MP in Juba assembly.

“I am not supporting Dr. Majak to leave the government for good. He has to complain but if nothing is accepted, then he has to take up his position as the deputy”, Ajak continued.

DINKA BOR SATISFACTION WITH CABINET

Members of the Dinka Bor community in Jonglei state said Wednesday that the composition of South Sudan’s new cabinet is fair, despite criticism from some of the tribes youth.

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Dinka Bor returnees from Khartoum dancing at Malek High School in Bor in a ceremony organised to aid full reintergration back into their communities. February 26, 2011 (ST/John Actually)

A Juba-based Dinka Bor youth group called on Tuesday for those appointed to refuse to take their seats in the cabinet due to the overall under-representation of their community in the Juba executive. Since a 2005 peace deal South Sudan has been governed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the former rebel group which now controls the parliament of the independent republic.

The chairperson of the Greater Bor Community, Micheal Makuei Lueth told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that his community is happy with the formation of the new cabinet and said the appointees from the area are committed to work with the government.

Makuei, who is also the new minister of Parliamentary Affairs, said he doesn’t understand why some members of Bor’s youth decided to stand against the SPLM-led government which they fought for during the 22 year civil war.

“I don’t know who they are. Dinka fought to liberate this country with other communities in the South. If we are given one ministerial post and three deputies, one advisor and one Chief whip, then it is ok”, said Makuei.

Makuei pointed out that Rebecca Nyandeng, the wife of the SPLM’s former leader John Garang, was appointed as an advisor to the president. The new chief whip, Atem Garang, the former deputy speaker of the National Assembly in Khartoum, is also from the area.

Like other politicians from South Sudan Atem Garang lost his position in the power sharing Khartoum government after the South seceded. As part of the 2005 deal between the SPLM and the National Congress Party, South Sudan was granted the right to self determination in a referendum, which saw a 98% vote for independence.

The announcement of the new cabinet by South Sudan’s president last week, received a mixed reaction across the country, as people hoped their region would be well represented.

According to Minister Makuei, the members of Dinka Bor community have accepted the appointment adding “that we are going in tomorrow [September 1] to take an oath”.

However, a Dinka Bor Youth group in Juba led by Juma Arok criticised the new cabinet, saying their community lacks representation in the new government and called upon the minister and three deputy ministers to refuse their appointment.

Another Bor youth group, under the interim chairmanship of Simon Thon Ayuen, unanimously and strongly dismissed the assertions made by the Juba-based Dinka Bor Youth as an unfair representation of Dinka Bor opinion.

“We call upon the president of the republic of South Sudan, the citizens of South Sudan and the people of Bor community in particular to disregard the claims" of the Juba-based youth group. A statement from the group said the allegation that Dinka Bor were being marginalised was baseless and "deserved no support of the Youth of Bor County”, a statement from the group said.

“In fact, the formation of the cabinet is fairly represented as all the regions, states and ethnicities in South Sudan have been recognised”, said one of the groups members.

The state minister of agriculture in Jonglei, Mayen Ngor cast-off the claims of youth in Juba and expressed his affirmation that the make-up of the government was fair. He said the youth had clearly not read South Sudan’s transitional constitution.

Mayen said the president has the prerogative to appoint the government and becomes legal after it is approved by the parliament, which happened on Wednesday.

The state minister said greater Bor has one ministerial position today but pointed out that Jonglei state had other appointees. Panjak and Akobo both have two ministerial positions from their communities.

He said the time will come when greater Bor will have two or three minister, while others have none.

“If you see the ministers who have been appointed regionally, there is no state that has brought more than five ministers except Jonglei. And if you go down, you will see that greater Akobo has two, greater Panjak has two and Bor has one but greater Pibor has nil”, said Minister Ngor.

“Time will come when Bor will have two... There are no criteria that Bor is the one to have two or three”, he continued.

He said that youth who had complained should familiarise themselves with South Sudan’s constitution before criticising the president or parliament.

(ST)

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  • 1 September 2011 08:42, by Fearless man

    That will be a big warning to that stupid man called Salva Kiir Mayar who for got where he got that positin form. if Dinkas Bor knew that Kiir was going to that dumb. they should just give that power to someone elsy not him. he will regret soon.

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    • 1 September 2011 08:47, by MINDED.DUDE

      Let him rebel and follow Athor George if he dont want to be a deputy.
      power hungry dogs trying everything in south sudan.
      DEATH TO YOU.

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      • 1 September 2011 08:57, by Fearless man

        Why can’t you called death to your whor mother you son of arabe.

        when did it apear that even nyagateen and LRA fought for the freedom of south sudan than Dinka Bor or majak Agot?

        you son of LRA so called mad Dude need to shut the fuck up and sign the sex contruct with between Kiir and your mum.

        When did you you leave LRA and be a supporter of SPLA/M since your mother was a ex wife of Josph Kony.
        death to you family.

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        • 1 September 2011 09:08, by MINDED.DUDE

          mother fucker called fearful ,
          dont let me throw my dick and strike your ass if you are not mentally stable.
          leave me alone ,before i fucked you up.

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          • 1 September 2011 09:46, by Fearless man

            mad dog you can just go and fuck your own mother if you are dumb to tell me that you are gay dog.

            poor boy how many time dose arab fuck your relatives inculding your mum in Equatorian but Dinka rescue you.

            How many time did LRA fuck your family while you mother fucken was a LRA member and you did nothing?

            coward called mad dog can be a gay but you cannot fuck a man form Dinka maybe from your poor and coward community.

            You motherfucker so call nad dog need to worship your God the Dinkas or you will be treat as a second citizen in our country.

            If you don’t respect Us Dinkas you we will take our land from you coward and send you to congo were you cames from.

            If Dinkas were not there i hope you have no access to internet today.

            Dinkas are your God even your whor dick sucker mother knew that son of wicked useless LRA man.

            Just got happy when the food is ready with attitudes of prosutition, death to your HIV/Aids affected communtiy.

            Now Dinkas don’t need to marrige your HIV dhaughter affected because they brought HIV/Aids in our community.

            Death to coward son of poor familty.

            I am wondering when did your mum sex contruct end with LRA than becames Salva Kiir sex slave. death to your poor family. you been runing your mouth against the people who brought you out of uganda and congo plus LRA. shame on you son of bitch whor.

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            • 1 September 2011 10:33, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

              People this is a setup problem and my figer and God figer is pionting to wicked person non other than Riek Machar who want to take power away from Salva Kiir Mayardit through Bor intellecual.

              Mr Majak Agot is a long time friend with Kiir Mayardit but now the evil man called riek machar teny dog is planing to bring differences between Dinkas so that he could get chance of power by collberated with Bor because he think that Dinkas can be confuse.

              I urge comarde Dr Lt general Majak Agot to accept his post and he will be rewaeded with big position of presidency in the future.

              Comared LT general Dr Majak Agot please i will talk to you presonal but allow me to ask you to accept your post because the country need people like you not people like nassir ganagster and fake southerness from Ethoipia.

              Don’t collberated with nyagateen who need to bring differences among a our well orgnised soceities of DINKAS.
              thank you dear comared i do trust you more than any body in the SPLA/M please watchout from Riek machar. he is a amn of distruction.

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              • 2 September 2011 03:03, by dingdong

                Dinka dominated splm,

                Agot said, he overall qualified for deputy position because he is doctorate holder. Why don’t you talk to your uncle Kir Mayardit to reviewed the ministerial position held by high schoolers from Warrap and give one to Majak Agot if you needs qualified people plus the fairness.Seems like you kneel down and ask Agot to accept position, that is the dumb thing I ever heard. U think u can convince Agot? Where were you when President Kir spent seven weeks scrumbling for ministerial appointment?

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            • 1 September 2011 18:12, by Ahmed Chol

              The wound that bleeds in wards is more dangerous than the one that bleeds outwards

              This kind of issues will not cause rebellion but they will cause internal political bleedings that can change the mind of a large demographic which can cause unexpected political shifts. It will be unfruitful for the grudges during the war to be avenge at this moment. Doing so will cause undesirable results.

              I think the current constitution needs to be polished and ratified, otherwise we will have issues all the time when a new government is formed. This constitution will be a curse and not a blessing.

              I always hope for the best.

              Ahmed Chol, whatever begins in anger, ends in shame

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          • 1 September 2011 13:56, by Force 1

            Majak is the most senior commander in SPLA; he has the right to do so if he wishes to turn that position down. I hope other members of Bor community do so and stay home.
            It’s disrespectful to deliberately disregard the most qualify Majak Agoot.

            Look at Malok Aleng, he has been taken down from the top of his job and he is now jobless. Bor community has been to the top before and it will happen again all they need to do is stay home.

            For minded. Dude rebellion is not what Dinka community is known for; it’s something that known to your community, I don’t even need to mention the name of your community, because the entire South Sudanese communities know who they are!
            Salva Kiir will be happy with the government without Bor Dinka and we wish him nothing bad but good luck.

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            • 3 September 2011 10:03, by paliau

              I agree with Dr. Majak agoot because kiir mayor was covenant that his newly cabinet will pillar on the qualification and potential with among those majak is included.

              therefore warrap has no more qualified in that community, look at them in this government how many do the have even a merely degree but their think and analytical base on their foolishness
              then went we analyze the performance during the war time its was Awiel and Bor who do more than other tribes. idoit, the power its not for warrap or nor to kirr mayor or newly liberate salve makok who was came out in Wau in 1988

              this is tyranny, and not the state of parity because you can not say that majak should go and joint athor thereafter kiir in 2006 was anygat like Riak, please you not play with educated community with two hundred PHD holder not warrap with out even a merely degree.

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        • 1 September 2011 17:55, by Quol Quot

          There are a lot of evidence that current Government is against Greater Bor

          The reason why I said this, which community has had 8 generals sacked from the government in one day? It happened to Bor only. That issue plus others are simmering right now though nobody is voicing it out loud.

          Another issue is that the Sponsorship of John Garang Institute by Maldova company was taken away by the GoSS and they later abandoned the University without funding it. This sent a strong signal to the community that the current GoSS is not just against Garang but the whole community in general.

          Most people are blaming Salva’s advisers like Mathok Gengdit and Lual Diing Wol. These two gentlemen are very tribalistic and are against Bor people.

          Quol Quot

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      • 1 September 2011 09:45, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        I am sorry for a primitive talk of the so called Fearless Bitch.

        If you are fearless, why don’t you expose your surnames on the webside accordingly.

        Please, don’t talk about ’Bor gave power to Salva Kiir.’ You’re fond of creating conflicting environmnent

        This is a very barbaric idealoogy not from yr parents but from your adolescenthood.
        Shame on You!

        We don’t need alot of rebellions anymore & we can’t accept dull decisions to represent the majority.

        What do you about the libration of South Sudan?

        Do you know initiative leaders of SPLM a party that fought for the independence of South Sudan?

        Do you know the first man who took arm against Arabs? Which state did he stemed?

        You’re free to answer some questions for the rest of South Sudanese on webside to read.

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        • 1 September 2011 10:00, by Fearless man

          son of a bitch Shadrack Nuer Machut
          talking about who took the arme against the khartoum is stupid and dumb.

          those who took arme and did not take them some time to leave under the same shadow of what they fought for are useless as such.

          You son of bitch called nuer machut can just shut your ass up or talk like man, people like you who are helf of human can be fool by nothing but food.

          What do you konw about libaration from SPLA/M
          for your imformation even if i reveal my surnames as you need for murder pupose. you will never and inculding your dumb salve Kiir going to do anything to me.

          you should be worried because people lost confident on Kiir. Bhar el Ghazal has now show their evil colour and no doubt they will be show other people colour too.

          I don’t think your father and dumb ass kiir can be a leader without all Dinkas.
          now Athor Deng Dut becames a problem alone and what if some one like hime joint him what do you think can happen?

          death to Salva mathok who is doing all this mass in south Sudan and inparticular SPLA/M

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          • 1 September 2011 13:18, by Josh

            @fearless man.2 choice:
            1-suck the dick of Bar al ghazal or
            2-clean the ass of Dinka Nuer.
            its time for bor to start cleaning the ass of Nuer for job. I cant stop loughing.

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      • 1 September 2011 15:24, by Dinka-Nuer

        I do support Dr Majak Agoot Atem to refuse that position. How can Dinka Bor be Duty of Anyagaat of Nuer? since they run to Ethiopia for food After food in South Sudan they Come and claim to be the owner of the food. I’m so sorry for Salva Kiir, to let him forget about the people who give him that seat. If that was not Great Bor Community who give him that position, I think he supposed to be nothing now in the government of South Sudan. I thank Kuol Manyang to appointed Salva Kiir to be the president of South Sudan in 2005. Fuck Nuer and Equatiorian in South Sudan they always pretend to be Ethiopia, Uganda or Congo. After the war finished the flies like insects flying into the food.

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        • 1 September 2011 20:10, by Kim Deng

          Dinka-Nuer,

          Persons of the Dinka decent form probably at least half the population of most [Nuer] sub-tribes. These Dinka are either children of captives or immigrants who have been brought up as Nuer, or are themselves captives and immigrants who are residing permanently among Nuer. They are “Jaang-Nath,” “Dinka-Nuer,” and, it is said, “caa Naath,” “they have become Nuer.”

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      • 2 September 2011 09:03, by unity state boy

        If he don,t want the position let him go to where he want to go.now is complain of being given the deputy,while some state the did not get any single ministry ,shame on you Dinka Bor.

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    • 1 September 2011 08:52, by Mach Achiek

      Dear reads,

      I dont think turning down government’s job is a right Idea for a true politician. Majak should accept his job, what matter is how better one does his/her work.

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      • 1 September 2011 15:11, by Bor Koch

        no need for majak to work under killers the nuer.

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    • 1 September 2011 08:58, by Chuut

      Salva Kiir should have known that putting an over qualified Dinka under a Nuer is an utter insult.
      Let’s do it to them but not us with Dinka Status.

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      • 1 September 2011 09:36, by mapuor’son

        oho !!! Salva Kiir ,is your government be come a government of threatening ??? why zat is because you are always forgetting greater bor becoz they don’t depends on going to the bush like the way they other tribes do .can you also forget your own rip ? majak Agot who was not aet nor slept depending you in the bush . what wrong did greater bor done to you ?

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    • 1 September 2011 09:52, by Bush

      @Fearless man

      Those greedy, arrogant and power hungry Dinka Bor will never and never get that chance of ruling South Sudan again, since they don’t want to work with others or under others leadership then no one would like to work with them either.

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      • 2 September 2011 13:19, by mapuor’son

        pliz Bush are you in the bush try to talk like grow up person man keep your childish behaviors aside .seen the beginning of the struggle in south sudan no work done without Dinka bor planning , where where you ? are you a sleeping dogg ? learn how to write words in this wep and tell the trues . i didn’t consider werther you are southner becoz the way you talk like drunker person .was it really you or a bottle of beer or hang over . anyway we have given you a freedom ,a gultton may start eatting now and till he or she die. dinka bor are not for ready food but the do some things for 2moro , the leadership will not end wiz H.E Kiir it’s unending. i may not tell werther we shall get or not .

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    • 1 September 2011 09:59, by peter marko

      What the fuck are you talking about. Who told you that Bor are the ones who gave power to Kiir. You idiot, Bor were not in charge to give the power to Mayardit in first place, as you claim. so what if Majak did decline to accept the offer. That are million who are more qualified than him who could talk the offer.
      You guys, Bor community, need to learn how to shut your big mouthes. Runing your mouthes will get you no where. Do not say a word that you could not stand firm behind it. We the southerners are sick and tired of hearing your complains.

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    • 1 September 2011 09:59, by Jakaado

      Dear majak you are power hungry, Deputy minister is the one controlling everything in the ministry regardless of minister being around.

      You are stupid to say something like that.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:00, by Malou Manyiel

      My advice to Majak Agot is to accept the post since it’s not everlasting cabinet in Kiir’s government. It’s a mistake though, but if at all, he (Majak) has to prove to all South Sudanese how qualified he is, so that next time Kiir should appoint him as a minister.

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      • 1 September 2011 14:48, by Michael Miyom Minyiel

        I have agreed with your comments mr.Manyiel based on Majak Agot’s appointment as deputy for defence.others do not know that even mere soldiers are also qualify to fit in any job.The issue for tribes is a dead one which needs to be buried far deep beyond resurfacing.Let him takes the offer or leaves all together.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:00, by superior Junibi

      If you think, kiir like dinka bor, then you sleeping. He worked behind 1991 genocide. He thought dr. Garang would surendered if nuer defeated dinka bor. He would then takeover the leader n go fight riek.

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    • 1 September 2011 11:14, by Sala Gai

      Dear Greater Dinka Bor Community

      Please come down and take oath of what they have given you, Because time has arrive for you to take over the power due you hard struggle in the movement SPLA/M and bring peace to THE nation as per now a new nation.

      So be proud and have what they have offer for you leader for the new Country.

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    • 1 September 2011 11:26, by triple A

      Dear manh akuec.
      try to refresh ur mine wether u r ok.ur dadi majak agot is an idiot.hw can he refus to be dupty def mistry.i kno u brothers in Bor u need to be handle like a new born child who r u mather fuchen.if maajak does not xcept to be dupty let him join the bush. and u will see our colour.

      thaxx stupid bros

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      • 1 September 2011 12:40, by pabaak

        Guys don’t be over reacted, I’m not defending the south Sudan leadership or Dr. Majak if he might decline the position, but if leaders are wise enough then been educated doesn’t automatic translate to leadership, there is no what so call over qualification in any post holder position. in fact it will be the beginning toward building of his leadership skill if he accepted the offer but if he refused then what will it tell to the masses of South Sudanese. if I’m wrong then make your search engine,but there are many situations not only in African but also in the world where the leaders are not necessarily more educated then their deputies, the example like here in the Sudan, is Badhseir more educated then his deputy?, absolutely not, in Kenya where Daniel Arob moi was secondary school teacher with the deputy holding doctorate, and list is on and on.

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    • 1 September 2011 11:49, by akot

      today is the different day, people must believe in change wether they like it or not. Dr Majak will explain what he wants and we will do it for him.please don’t insult president kiir. don’t forget the power is rotating it was given to Garang by Karbino Kuanyin Bol, who was from Bhar el Ghazal.when Garang became a leader you forgot Bhar el Ghazal and even you claim that you were born to rule which is not your position,actually you were born to catch fish you Bor not to rule, so becuase salva kiir has pitty on you he has made Majak Agot as the deputy defense which is beyound his capacity. he supposed to be a fisher man.
      Salva is ahead and Bhar el Ghazal behind him, Salva Kiir Oyeeeeeeeeeeeeee Bhar el Ghazal oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee we are all in it, backward never, forward yes

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      • 1 September 2011 16:33, by Bol Garang

        Salva Kiir and his Bhar el ghazal people should think twice before appointing people into wrong positions. Majak Agoot is not supposed to be a duty minister of Defence if Mr Kiir didn’t used his hat mine of no development. People like Majak are qualified and they can develop this Country if they are put in the right positions. I wonder why Salva Kiir still didn’t learn during six of Comprehensive Peace Agreement. He forgot about Dinka Bor which are well known because of their hard working, respect and their thinking, they are the patriots of this land even though food lovers want to destroy.

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    • 1 September 2011 12:20, by akot

      tene Majak Agot, ku Bor eben amok ayilic tene Wek,(thong rek)amok ayilic tene raan ken ee, ee raan ken amok ayilic arak det,amok ayilic tene raan ken ee, ee raan ken amok ayilic. apenh dit makuei ceng tung ye eic awa yin nguac guop rol yin nguac guop puol jac anuan nuan.

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    • 1 September 2011 12:36, by Amokmeth

      Fearless man or fearness woman.How greedy and cowardic Bor Dinka are they? ’a shame on them why do u leave ur sisters,aunts & mother to be sex by ur neighbouring tribes such as Nuer lou & murle by manhood without response.fuck you all and may u go to hell. Long lives G.BEG. Long live in s.sudan.

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    • 1 September 2011 14:18, by Lual Garang De Lual

      Dear Dr. Majak De Agot Atem,

      Politics is full of conspiracies and if you happen to join at this juncture, you better trade your card carefully. Imagine somebody travelling a three days journey in one day, how will he feel at the end of that journey? You have to answer that question despite your closeness with the President and your qualifications. A long journey needs steady and majestical walking were you will not feel the pain after the journey. The ball is in your court whether to accept the appointment or refuse it.

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    • 1 September 2011 14:28, by Akot makuei

      look at these dirty boy how can you abuse your saver who safe you from RIEK machar in 1991.you are just a refugee who doesn,t known anything about Kiir? tell your Unicle Majak to rebel, you will see what will happen to entire bor.we will displace you immediately you cowards people,you just like to talks but you don,t take action. even Garang can not warn kiir because he known Morgaknhom very well.

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    • 1 September 2011 15:09, by Bor Koch

      kiiri should resign before election. he is stupt

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    • 1 September 2011 15:55, by Mapuor

      This Majak who left Malek secondary shool in late 1983 did not get enough military training,more over he did not fight a single battle during the war,infact he was Kiir’s body guard.All his colleagues who were in the struggle are still Leuftant colonels.He is suppose to be demoted from his current rank & given the rank of his peers who even fought terribly & studied military.Majak did his degrreees in a different field not the ARMY.Where does the term qualification fit here.Lets not play,his degrees are self explanatory to the fact that he did not fight during the war,but was only studying.Since he studied alone without a facilitator his ENGLISH is very poor.Primary SIX PUPIL’S English is better than that of Majak.

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    • 1 September 2011 17:23, by Dinka-Defender-General

      FEARLESS MAN, MAYBE I ASK YOU A QUESTION, WHO APPOINTED KIIR OR ELECTED HIM? ARE YOU KIDDING ME CALLING PRESIDENT KIIR "STUPID MAN?" WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SOUTH GOVERNMENT? KIIR WAS NOT ELECTED BY BOR COMMUNITY A LONE. HE WAS ELECTED BY THE SOUTHERN SUDANESE AND HE IS A GREAT LEADER. PRESIDENT KIIR IS FAIR AND ONCE OF THE GREAT LEADER OF ALL TIMES. HE KNOWS WHAT SOUTHERNERS NEED AND HE IS WORKING TOWARD IT. PLEASE STOP CALLING HIM STUPID. THIS IS JUST WARNING FOR YOU FROM DINKA DEFENDANT GENERAL. YOU MUST CHECK YOUR MESSAGE OR YOURSELF BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING. BASICALLY, YOU HAVE TO LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX. DINKA BOR IS ONCE OF THE TRIBE IN SOUTHERN SUDANESE NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. MESSAGE FROM GOD’S SECOND SON AND DINKA DEFENDANT GENERAL.

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    • 1 September 2011 17:28, by Dinka-Defender-General

      FEARLESS MAN, MAYBE I ASK YOU A QUESTION, WHO APPOINTED KIIR OR ELECTED HIM? ARE YOU KIDDING ME CALLING PRESIDENT KIIR "STUPID MAN?" WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SOUTH GOVERNMENT? KIIR WAS NOT ELECTED BY BOR COMMUNITY A LONE. HE WAS ELECTED BY THE SOUTHERN SUDANESE AND HE IS A GREAT LEADER. PRESIDENT KIIR IS FAIR AND ONCE OF THE GREAT LEADER OF ALL TIMES. HE KNOWS WHAT SOUTHERNERS NEED AND HE IS WORKING TOWARD IT. PLEASE STOP CALLING HIM STUPID. THIS IS JUST WARNING FOR YOU FROM DINKA DEFENDANT GENERAL. YOU MUST CHECK YOUR MESSAGE OR YOURSELF BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING. BASICALLY, YOU HAVE TO LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX. DINKA BOR IS ONCE OF THE TRIBE IN SOUTHERN SUDANESE NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. MESSAGE FROM GOD’S SECOND SON AND DINKA DEFENDANT GENERAL.

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      • 2 September 2011 03:18, by JohnGarangFreedom

        Fearless Man.

        Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

        Please you need to learn history, Dinka Twic East were Dr. John Garang is from and not Dinka Bor. If you mention Dinka Bor you have mention Dinka Twic East. Please you have to know your freedom father identity.

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    • 1 September 2011 19:18, by jubaone

      Your emotional outburst is s reflection of your greed for power and how just the "Jenge Bor" have over the years enjoyed the "Bor Bonus". Abel Alier and company elevated his kin even if they were real idiots and had no academic qualifications for certain jobs. John Garang tried to curb that, but his closest aides like Elijah Malok prefered installing whichever Borarian around for top jobs in the movement. Now Salva Kiir is traying to do otherwise, and the first to yell are some Dinka Bor. If the deputy minister does not want the job, there are other Borarians.

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    • 2 September 2011 05:32, by choldit

      Majak Agot, are you the only one with a doctorate degree in the pose of deputy minister or you are asking the govt to move everyone with a doctorate degree in the pose of deputy minister and below to position => ministerial pose?

      That in another way you are asking Salva Kirr to resign from the presidence and leave it for person with PhD.

      Majak, Forget about the tribally motivate asigned ranges that Dr. Garang and other Dinkas leaders assigned to us during the movement. This is the real World circumstance Majak, we have all the South Sudan tribes with us in the Govt. Imagine how many PhD holders left out amongst the Nuer?

      You know Dr. John Gai who representing this govt in South Africa, a Nuer from Gajaak who nursed the movement and you know Dr. Jany (Vic president’s wife)she is nowhere in those lists. I mean, there are many PhD holders left out, not even with deputy pose. And most of them are far intelligent than you are Majak.

      Forget about the military experience and negotiating the CPA becoz they were things given to us in expense of South Sudanese. For sure you are not better than John Kong Nyuon that you are deputising interm of military experient.

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    • 2 September 2011 06:36, by Deng manyok

      It seems in my point of view, president Salva Kiir Mayardit didn’t have good advicers for his leadership. The balance of cabinets isn’t case. The case is the vision itself of what SPLA/M fought for and the hard working they have been done. SPLM is main party in the South Sudan and any one want to be in it. And there isn’t a reason to step those out who has been the SPLA/M since its formation. For example Elija Malok Haleng, Lual achuek, Pagan Amuom and so many others.

      If President use to analize, Dr.Majak Agot supposed to be interior and Alison to be a deputy if it is for education or qualification. In my own visualization the three counties of Jonglei namely as Twin Duk county, Twich East conuty,Bor county,supposed to be the back bone for new Government of president. To the Know the truth during the government national unity president Salva was nominated four Ministeries in one county which was from Twich East county in Panyagor and one from Twin Duk county and their names are as following Dr Lual Achuek minister of petroleum and mining, Commander Elija Malok finance and banking, Philip Thon A Leek transportation, Dr. Majak Agot interior and security, and Atem de Garang speaker.

      You may have question, why the president Salva Kiir was nominated five people ministers in one particular county in Jonglei during national unity goverment? Because they are the key of success and they have wisdom with good tone of understaing to guide the peace we are now in it to shifted for independency include Pagan Amuom from Malakal.

      My point is this, SPLA didn’t liberate South Sudan to do balance cabine than to building the nation to be see. That is our aim of objective as SPLM. We were fought for reason we need to lead it and it is the strongship. Look China one Party and it has developed its people. Why not you, complaining stop when you are doing good. U.S.A. has three Parties and is more bigger than South Sudan. I think two party are good for South Sudan.

      From goodness come goodness and SPLM is the One. No others can claiming the goodness of South Sudan more than SPLM.

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    • 3 September 2011 14:38, by Amantiel Kem

      Being a good politician is not measured by credentials one is possessing, i can see ministerial posts are politically given.secondly, being given a low ranking post can’t destruct you from doing what u are supposed to be doing to your community. Thirdly,One can’t climbing a tree from the top but from down up.For those who are warning people, u also need to be warned that such behavior will not be tolerated here in ROSS.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:16, by Chol A.

    Exactly, if Dinka Bor does not accept offer, than follow Athor! Otherwise complainers have should to shut their no teeth mouth and accept the post. When did Majak became the doctor? his even luck to get this post.What the People know all this time in the movement was that Majak was Kiir’s body guide while now refusing to take his offer.Please Dinka Bor avoid being always agreedy on leading people.Majak has to accept the post and serve people rather than aiming for top leadership.

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    • 1 September 2011 09:22, by Space

      you mus be mad. oppostion is not rebellion, ok? we are opposing the motives behind the GOVT formation but not rebelling. We did it when all of you were rebells and there is the freedom. So why do it now?

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    • 1 September 2011 09:57, by michael coma

      To Chol Anus.you silly monkey we know you man,you just talks like you are in between the buttocks you the parasite.Do you remember the time you arrested when you stolen somebody property idiot?we dinka Bor we don’t have such kind of behaviors you had bastard.

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    • 1 September 2011 14:06, by Force 1

      Chol A, you came to power through tragedy and not because you had the brain to have that post.
      Without Bor will be like blind leader the one with the clear sight.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:17, by Space

    Makuei Lueth should not betray the Bor Community by saying he doesn’t know who they are. We are the people who made up the Bor community and our position is, the Cabinet formation was not fair. If you feel contented because of your appointment as the minister, then we are very sorry and we are going to reconsider your position of being Community leader. You should have been the right person to complain on behalf of the Community.

    We don’t say Dr. Majak is overqualified for a position of a deputy minister but there have been several attempts to humiliate Bor and Dr. Majak on several occassions. There was a plot to kill him when he was sent to help negotiate and ease the tension with Gen. Athor. While he was there, there was an attack by SPLA forces on Athor position. The second count was killing him politically that he wants to overthrow the GOVT. This allegations brought in frictions between him and president who got convince by his inner circles that his position is under threat. Most of senior elites who acknowledge Dr. Majak potentiality are on rampand to destroy him both morally and politically.

    Dr. Majak has shown very great compentency in services over the last 6years and if South Sudan was still committed to services to people, he can not even be appointed a deputy minister. The third count is him being appointed a deputy minister which was meant to humiliate him and diminish his influence and ambition. We understrood what the strategy was and he will be better off GOVT. Dr. Majak served in the SPLA for the last 21years and is of the senior officers, remember. So he did not just emerged from nowhere.

    People like Philiph Thon, Dr. Luak Achuek who are senior officers too and most qualified people cannot just be left out. We as Bor Community felt neglected and we mean it. Not only in cabinets formation, we have been witenssing such discrimiation in services sectors by removing rightful people without clear reasons. I would finally say the Govt formation was very unfair and meant to destroy Bor Community politically. To complain is necessary and no one should say Bor shouldn’t has complain. It is our constitutional right to complain and it is what we fought for. We didn’t fight for marginalisatiom and oppression, otherwise there would have been no reasons for freedom. I would buy Dr. Majak position. Many Govts will come and he can still find himself in one of them sometime. So Hon. Makuei Lueth we meant it.

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    • 1 September 2011 09:44, by Chol A.

      Bor community should know that this is beginning of the country. Those who were now appointed it their time to show how capable they are to serve the new Nation. But if you just opposed the formation without one you like’s duty being seen? what could be the consequency later?. You aim your person to be in the top, what if he poorly serve the Nation today and tomorrow being sack, will you not complain to Kiir?. Please advise Majak to take this job, He might work better than his boss, than tomorrow his boss will come down again go to that position whom you all want him to be in!. Do not wrongly advise Majak to decline his in-law appointment.

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    • 1 September 2011 17:49, by jacob mayen ajuoi

      yes Makuei should not betray his owns people,what we are complain it,s our right,government should not bring people from know were and left out the right people to be in the second class,these peace came throw our blood in term of qualification no body can even talk to Dr Lual.so me aim not supporting Makuei Lueth,it seem like his position ’s well secure, but soon as possible is going to regrade back.in point of my view, Majak should not accepted that position

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  • 1 September 2011 09:20, by Kon Ajith Deng

    If Mr Majak Agot Atem overqualified to be a deputy minister for defence and veteran affairs,why we have accept Mr president,to be president for the Republic of South Sudan,while he is underqualified?,don,t forget,we are not at the timees of our late Dr.John Garang,you must to come out with one vision,don,t confuse our people,if you don’t want this position,be clear with yourself,we don’t want Garang’s orphans to be included in this cabinet,they are troublemakers,let our president take rest from them,specially Mr pagan Amum,Luga Biong,No development under Garang’s orphans.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:25, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

    Hello Southerners who are refusing positions because you think your qualifications are the highest, it isn’t like that. Many South Sudanese are educated with PhDs but are now jobless.

    Mr. Majak has done alone in the struggle but he should also show example of simplicity, acceptance and little-heartedness.

    leadership is acquired as a gift form God not from qualification otherwise most of our people have B. Degrees,and PhDs.

    I kindly advise him to accept the gift from his comrade.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:32, by Chanson

    @Fearless! Ithink you got it wrong one way or other.The leadership of SPLA/M was not only for Dinka Bor but to any competent South Sudanese who is capable of leading the country with also quality of good leadership.
    One thing I want you to know is that.That position was not given to Salva Kir the president Of ROSS by Dinka Bor or if you think president of South Sudan,ld give the whole of regional,s ministrial position to please Dinka Bor then you got it wrong dude because when South Sudanese took up arms and fought the regime of Khartoum was not for the aims of pleasing others.So please don get outside your line of duty.

    Keep that drama for yourself and please don put our beautiful country in chaos.
    Mayen Ngor has put it right there.That is the big minded dude.A leader who can not hesitate to tell the truth.
    Bor Community should refrain from that misconception.

    No thank

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  • 1 September 2011 09:37, by Bush

    Over qualified because of doctorate? power greedy? not want to work under a Nuer leader? What a fool a PhD holder? how many PhD holders are currently working under Obama administration and many other world leaders? you have made your doctorate questionable.

    To hell, go and form your own state in Bor were all the leaders will be a PhD holders.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:18, by Fearless man

      you son of bitch called yourself Bush

      Since when did you becames SPLA/M supporter to tell the SPLA/M founder to form their own party?

      stick that formation of another party into your ass onus and go to toilet with it than poo it out so that you should know who could form another party.

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      • 1 September 2011 10:28, by Bush

        @Fearless man

        You are the true definition of a fool in our country.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:25, by Thon de Agok

      you got it wrong Mr. Bush as you call yourself. Majak haasn’t called himself overqualified, it was a mixed reaction, an assumption kind of statement from a reporter who was trying to find a reason why the deputy is declining to comments on the position given by the president.

      It’s true leadership is a gift from God and shouldn’t depend on how qualified one is. I advise you bro to read article carefully before running your mouth on Majak. South Sudan is not like other countries where a minimal qualification for an aspirant to be a MP is A’ level-should these have happen here NOT even Kiir and his fellow ministers from Bhar er ghazal would have made it to. Politics is acquired through gain experiences and above all a gift from God.

      Majak is not right to refused the offer. Majority of couties around the Southern states have not been represented in the deputized and ministerial posts. we understand the war broke out in Bor and the firsthand holders of AK47 were citizens of Bor, this is evidence by the retirement of 17 Bor Lt. generals in SPLA NOT evidence one nuer or Bhar el ghazal. Let’s not fight, let’s unite and develops our land

      ’Let’s watch what we say’

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      • 1 September 2011 10:37, by Bush

        @Thon de Agok

        I think it was Garbino who fired that first bullet in Bor and not a Dinka Bor, even Dr Garang joined them and not that they joined him, I can’t really understand why you Dinka Bor are bragging a lot about the SPLM/A as if it’s your tribes’ party? you should have called it BPLM/A and not SPLM/A because that involved everyone in Sudan who felt marginalized.

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        • 1 September 2011 11:12, by Thon de Agok

          @Bush,
          Get me clear brother, let me repeat myself-the war broke out in Bor NOT in Bhar al ghazal. I am not saying the citizens of Bhar el ghazal didn’t participated on 16/May. They did it under the directives of Dr. Garang. Why do we bragged about what we formed (SPLA/M)? Can a father bragged to his son about his riches? this has never happen before. This movement was meant to liberate you, your people(south sudanese).

          ’Let watch what we say’

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          • 1 September 2011 12:00, by Bush

            @Thon de Agok

            So, are trying to tell me that since you formed the movement in 1983 means you should rule the South Sudan from top to bottom alone? What do you think other tribes will think about you? will you really enjoy it without other tribes? Man, don’t make the Dinka Bor community look like our new Arabs in the South Sudan in the making because the end result will be catastrophic.

            Yes, I was liberated in 1990 and do you know how many I liberated after that?

            Leadership is not kingship, it’s not inheritable these days, there was only one Dr Garang and there is no Dr Garang again.

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            • 1 September 2011 12:17, by Thon de Agok

              Bush/Marok/Jur in other language,
              This is toddler’s website. I think we have more potential things to discuss rather cracking our head on unimportant issues. If you had good sight and your visual acuity is upto 6 you would have got me right. It look like you repplying someone on my name not according to the tune of all my comments. Get me right brother, we are not flesh and blood. This is a time to put our head togather. After all if we keep talking nonsense about dinka bor and not dinka bhar el ghazal, we won’t have made any difference coz it’s all about dinka. Be sensible when giving comments, you sound a grown up man

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  • 1 September 2011 09:40, by Isaac Khamis

    I were so Dr Majak Agoot I would have accept the position because some of others tribes were not even represented at the national level particularly in Greater Equatoria and Greater Upper Nile.

    Majak may refused the position because he Kiir and phaise him as his father because he brought up Kiir but thing change and Married his third and fourth from Awiel and Gorgrail and borns two sons namely Malong and Mathok, so there is no space Majak.

    As result Majak and his brother Mac Pual used Kiir to be happen since the war the began as tools to gossip about others but now turned that way.

    well Greater Bor have not been well represented because Micheal Makuei has just been given the position without work. the so call primaintery affair is not a position while is cabnet, speaker, minister in office of kiir and chief government whip, do you think what they going to do.

    All in all Kiir has taken the advantage from BOR communities because of their hitting Riek Machar, Machar obscale to him but people do,not like him.

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  • 1 September 2011 09:52, by mapek

    I strongly in a possible term support Dr.Majak Agot decision that will be made with his family and the already decision that he has. We Twic Each Dinka are the core of the SPLM and South Sudan. We lead the movement successfully and bring the South Sudan to its destination.

    On the point of those hypothetic Bor county youth that say they are not part of that recommendations make by greater Bor youth or Twic East youth in Juba. I can say what Bor county has commended is baseless and no meaning. They just work for the interest, because they don’t expect that ministry to go to Bor South. Because they don’t have qualified politicians. Let them quit they are not Bor. The true Bor that government can listen them are Twic East and Duk counties.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:18, by michael coma

      To Mapeek,You twice east traitor what the fuck are you talking you idiot who brought up in the refugees camp purposely because of ration card.You bastard if you want to bring division within the greater bor community make sure that you will end up with the greedy heart that we tried to cover you vultures.What kind of politic are you telling us mother fucker,remember that you are the most stupid man in twice east .

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  • 1 September 2011 09:59, by Garang Deng

    Dr Majak should accept the offer at this stage. He is young and he will have more time to spend in politics if he likes. He has the attributes of leadership. Leaders do not have to serve from high position but to serve even from the lowest, to show that they are humble and are servants for the people. This-more-like American presidential system is not good for our new country at this childhood stage. In fact, if we are to build this nation, we should hear from qualified people like Dr. Majak and therefore, they should be considered and involved in most issues to produce qualified ideas that can move the nation forward.
    Now, if most qualified people like that are less considered, what will motivate the qualified people from diaspora to come home and participate in nation building? people will keep brains away and build other nations!

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    • 1 September 2011 13:38, by Josh

      @ garang deng. how stup are you? how could awell high degree person get worked under Nuer? Man think twice, I reject that offer. Bor dont suport idiot nonsence. Kiir must resign from his post, he doesnt know how to satisfy the needs of his people.
      We Bor we are ready to fight to death for new south sudan. To hell with Dinka Bar al ghalar and your fucken Nuer masters.

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  • 1 September 2011 10:11, by Atem

    I think it is entirely Dr. Majak’s choice to accept or turn down the offer. No body in South shoud be insulted, intimidated and force if he/she is unwilling to do the job, because it’s part of freedom and that’s what we fought and died for.
    I am really sick and deeply concern about the way people negavtively comment on this site. Are these the minds who will build this country? please brothers and sisters respect yourselves and try to restore civility. STOP this bigotry!
    In addition, Dr.majak did not say that he is overqualify for the position according to the artilce, but the reporter did. what is the point of these vitriolic attacks? guys! the way you speak and react explain the state of your mind.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:29, by Garang Deng

      Yes Agree with you Atem, this prejudiced responses from people with little brains can not be educative in anyway, rather, it is fanning hatred amoung the people. I sometimes feel what people comment is something with substance that can educate people economically, socially,and politically.
      I know, these guys leave the facts and ramble in time wasting things that do not contribute to the more demanding nation. shame on them!

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    • 2 September 2011 17:19, by choldit

      Atem,

      you get it wrong man! Majak didn’t negate the reporter. The reporter wrote what Majak spoke otherwise Majak should speak out.

      Yes, we are in the process of establsihing a democratic systems in the South Sudan and yes freedom of choice of what to do or not is one thing but Majak shouldn’t greedily open that silly idea into the media. What should we do with other PhD people in the South Sudan that are not being offered any pose in that naively formed govt?

      We have to stop favouring certain communities in expense of others. Gajaak community in the Eastern Upper Nile has been neglected and used since the 2005. Not a signle ministerial pose was given to them but they are the same size has our people, the Bor communities, but how many ministerial poses asigned to Bor community by Salva Kirr govt? count from 2005 and in this govt. Majak acted foolishly in this instand, I have to say!!!

      We have to be carefully!!!

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  • 1 September 2011 10:24, by Space

    We should all refrain from insulting eachother on this site. No Southerner can be tired to mere complainig than looting of resources in South Sudan. That was the biggest corruption and scandal ever in the World. It wasn’t a big deal as others were looking for money and other Southerners were focusing on post independent.

    Neverthless, I wud buy the argument of people calling Dr.Majak to accept the position. It is not an offer as he was part of the process and he deserved it. But faking on this site that you are tired of Dinka Bor is a rubbish. Nothing worst than rampand looting of resources in the South at the moment.

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    • 1 September 2011 10:42, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      People this is a setup problem and my figer and God figer is pionting to wicked nyagat person non other than Riek Machar who want to take power away from Salva Kiir Mayardit through Bor intellecual.

      Mr Majak Agot is a long time friend with Kiir Mayardit but now the evil man called riek machar teny dog is planing to bring differences between Dinkas so that he could get chance of power by collberated with Bor because he think that Dinkas can be confuse.

      I urge comarde Dr Lt general Majak Agot to accept his post and he will be rewaeded with big position of presidency in the future.

      Comared LT general Dr Majak Agot please i will talk to you presonal but allow me to ask you to accept your post because the country need people like you not people like nassir ganagster and fake southerness from Ethoipia.

      Don’t collberated with nyagateen who need to bring differences among a our well orgnised soceities of DINKAS.
      thank you dear comared i do trust you more than any body in the SPLA/M please watchout from Riek machar. he is a amn of distruction

      some boys may think that this simple and can just be discuss on the net but they don’t know the effect of it to the Government of south Sudan.
      therefor i called upon Dinkas Monyjeng to came together and say we are not different but we just buy nyagateen haet and that is all what we do.

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      • 1 September 2011 11:20, by gotutu

        OH GOD
        WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE GREEDY TWICE PEOPLE .
        YESTERDAY WAS NOT TODAY.
        THIS NOT GARANG GOVERNMENT OF NAPOTISM.
        IF MAJAK AGOOT DE ATEM REFUSE THE POSITION LET HIM GO TO TWICE AND PICK THE GUN TO FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT HE FOUGHT OTHERWISE HE WILL CLEAN HIS ANUS WITH A TREE LEAVE LIKE GEORGE ATHOR .
        SHAME ON TWICE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS AFTER FOOD .

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  • 1 September 2011 11:11, by hard liner

    Dear all,
    I have come to realize that this website is used by our southern tribes to fight each other more especially the mindless tribes, any problem which is not theirs they pop in their noses and make it community problem meaning individually you can not survive. Let the person appointed as assistant minister to complain not anybody after all the salary he’s going to earn wont go to your pockets but his, so just shut the hell up and mind your own businesses am not complaining and my tribe is one of the most educated tribe in south Sudan and we don’t have even one minister or even deputy. we should not see this new government on tribal basis otherwise it will lead us to see ourselves on tribal lines, ladies and gentlemen lets watch that out. thank you.....!

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  • 1 September 2011 11:21, by maborian

    ATTTENTION!!!! DINKA BOR... please read below here according to the state level; Jonglei has 5 national ministers and 5 deputy ministers; Upper Nile 4 ministers and 3 deputies; Unity 0 ministers and 3 deputies; Warrap 4 ministers and 6 deputies; Western Bahr el Ghazal 2 ministers and 2 deputies; Northern Bahr el Ghazal state 2 ministers and 0 deputies; Lakes 2 ministers and 2 deputies; Western Equatoria 3 ministers and 1 deputy; Central Equatoria 5 ministers and 3 deputies and Eastern Equatoria 2 ministers and 2 deputies

    Jonglei has 5 national ministers and 5 deputy ministers while other states like eastern equatioria and lakes state have only 2 national ministers and other states don,t even have deputies at all and i know very well bor community are the most coward community who spend most of thier lives between borders why people complaining too much??

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  • 1 September 2011 11:21, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear fearless Man

    Please don’t put Bor community into problems with everybody in the south. Now you had problems with equatoria in general and again you want to cause another problem with Bhar El gazal and you have already Nuers problems .Where will you run if they turn against you guys. There is nothing much or especial things that, Bor communities contributed to the movement, it’s only that Dr John Gerang hail from Bor but those who fought this war, majority were from Bhar El Gazal Region that’s why GOD offered them leadership even if they gained nothing on it .
    It seems you’re under age with no political knowledge.

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    • 1 September 2011 11:45, by Bush

      @Alfredo christiani

      I can’t imagine how many Dinka Bor soldiers were there in O.T.B and O.D.N? that’s their behavior they brag a lot as if they were the only people who fought this war, hence they end up creating more enemies for themselves.

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      • 1 September 2011 13:57, by Space

        pliz can u abbreviate O.T.B & O.D.N. may be they are new battalions. I don’t even know what they are

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        • 1 September 2011 14:16, by Bush

          You are right, it might have been formed by the time you were already enjoying beans in the Kakuma refugee camp or else where in 1996. O.T.B stands for Operation Thunder Bolt and O.D.N stands for Operation Deng Nhial respectively.

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  • 1 September 2011 11:39, by Bow de Bow

    The move made by President Salva Kiir to drop Dr. Majak de Agoot from South Sudan National security to the lower humiliated position was a pure politics. In the eyes of the public, president Salva have hiden agenda against this Hon. Dr. Majak de Agoot.

    when Athor rebelled against the government of South Sudan, President Kiir and his kitchen cabinet make a deal to sent Dr. Majak and others top officials from Bor commuunity to fake peace with Athor and this was pure political assination but unfortunately, Dr. Majak and his group escaped the mulipulated dealt. I’m arguing Dr. Majak not accept the appointment!!!

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  • 1 September 2011 11:56, by Kon Garang

    Participants,

    Let us wait and here from Majak himself whether he will take up the position or not and from his decision we shall be able to make better comments.

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  • 1 September 2011 12:03, by bonagk

    sorry for stupid dinka crying for position while whole state is missing minister and no crying taking place do what u wants to do

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  • 1 September 2011 12:10, by Naked Dinka

    Dinka Bor should know that it’s not a tribal business to elect people based on tribal line. South sudan should not be ruled based on having a fixed posts assigned to particular time. The era of John Garang has gone, as he used to elect dinka bor to most of posts or higher spla ranks, Garang has gone, no more to dinka bor dominance.what good has dinka bor has done to people of south sudan? Garang was a dictatorship leader, he made his way up by killing the founders of spla, please dinka bor forget it know, no one will elect anyone of you to the office of president-ship your era has gone. This is not the time where garang use to carry spla leadership in briefcase. what have dinka bor done? corruption, yes, see Nyanideng, she stole all money from ministry of transportation during her tenure as the minister of transportation, she built hotels meanwhile ignore the people of bor. Garang killed many people than anyone in spla, that’s why God punished him by burning him to death in this earth, noway he’s in heavan.

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  • 1 September 2011 13:49, by Josh

    what a hell is going? even I cant hear from the widow of nyagad garang with her broken teeth. she dont want give her suport for Bor who effectively fought for independent of south sudan.

    its now true about what pple been saying "they cought her having un affair with Vice president"

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  • 1 September 2011 13:56, by Madingthith

    Dear All Commentators,

    Be cool and follow the case of Majak Ajot slowly because each and every one of you know who he is and what did he do?
    In my case I reacted negatively to the writer of the article by saying that Majak is overqualified to take the deputy Minister of Defence that is sound illogical to me personally. Look here South Sudan is a new nation that need each of us to excel his experiences that he/she have during the course of his/her study.

    If I were him I would have rejected the position without even hesitating in between. There are some more DRs. in South Sudan which have been left out in the formation of the new cabinet, Majak is too lucky to get that position of Deputy Minister of Defence and veterans Affairs. Majak what lucky are you?

    Here in your case(Majak Ajot)is just to have more money not to served the underdevelop nation South Sudan which was recently emerged out from devastated war.Your calculation will lead you nowhere because you said the money of being a deputy Minister is not the same with Minister ,s money.

    He may be a greedy man if am not mistaken.

    Madingthith a man of justices, accountability and transparency.

    Next Governor of 2020.

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  • 1 September 2011 14:17, by Tambura

    If Majak may not accept the position so what? He is not the first or the last,many came many die and our nation will still survive. Garang died with his vision of sudan unity and we managed to get independent without him, thank the nature which took him out with. Now we can still see his orphans costing problems for what their father never die for. Who in south Sudan never suffer for this freedom? We all fought the same war one way and another nobody in south never lost his loves one for this country. Bor guys were ministers for last six years, what they did for south Sudan out of stealing oil money sending their children to best school around the world and forgot even about poor Borian they are greedy corrupted officials who doesn’t care about Bor poor people forget about south Sudan just themselves. With all due respect Garang wife was unqualified to be minister but she was appointed as roads minister from Bor what she did for you Bor people forget alone south Sudan? Now what kind of advice she can give to president Kiir to be appointed as his adviser? Did she need money? Hell NO I can still remember 120 millions she got for her dead husband four years ago. Weak up my people if we all want to be appointed as ministers who will clean our streets or home? We should stand behind our leader everybody have duty to do for sake of nation.It is wrong to think everybody should be in office as Bor people think. I born to rule myself but until now I never get chance to be president yet do I have to take gun and go to bush to fight or insult my other tribe because I didn’t get chance to rule?Those did that in Bor they are stupid folk can not be leader because they fail to understand that running to bush poor civilian in their community suffer more then those corrupted officials they are fighting them. Since, G Athore went to bush to fight Kiir he never come near by him and his is the lose if he didn’t go the bush maybe he could be appointed minister now, but lack of thinking leadership he will end up or get killed in bush. Guys my name is Tambura I will run for my president office in next election I have a lot to deliver for you most important I will unite all of you I will make you proud of your country vote for me in next election.

    Tambura

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    • 2 September 2011 01:24, by Ahmed Chol

      Tambura,
      Garang capture the south for all of us using his mouth. Ask your self how?

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  • 1 September 2011 14:52, by Bush

    Greedy, arrogance, power hunger and jealousy will kill them all one by one, Dr Garang died of greedy because he wanted to be the president of the Sudan in expense of all the Southerners.

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  • 1 September 2011 15:28, by Bor Koch

    In other hand I do agree with other Equatorians, they ’re so smart. I wished if I were born for Equatorian family. Equatorian real talks vision. I remember when widow of Garang steal heavy cash and she was arrested with it in a big bag on street of london, it wasnt clear what pple says she went to buy house for her Arab boyfriend who lives in London as homeless.

    Everyone from Bor community dont like her for beeing on date website ones a time.

    She was appointed as minister of road but everything endsup in women hand bag. she carried all the money to Europe to feed her Arab man.

    She is one of the notorious corrupt woman in Bor community.

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  • 1 September 2011 16:06, by Mapuor

    Majak Agot joined the struggle befor he could finish secondary school at Malek.In the bush he was trained for less than three months at Bonga then again trained for another three months at the Institude for Revolutionary war Studies at Bonga,is that the qualification that he talks about?Morever he did not fight during the war,his degrees are in different fields not military.He is under qualified in the army .Shut up

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    • 1 September 2011 16:26, by Bush

      @Mapuor

      Mr Mapuor, every Dinka Bor is claiming to have fought the war, old or young, men or women, those who grew up in the refugee camps all over the world and even those who were born after the CPA are claiming to have fought the war, can you imagine that.

      Even most of the papers that most of them are holding today are fake, bought from the market especial those returnees those so called GBYA, most of them spent their time in bars and clubs and end up buying those papers to come and cheat us with.

      Let them form their own SPLM/A and fight their own war now with out the support of other tribes and we shall see if they will be able to even capture a single town in South Sudan, that will be the end of that muddy land.

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  • 1 September 2011 19:51, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Majak Agot is a kind of power greedy

    what does he mean he is over qualified?
    As deputy minister,does he think that position is small.
    Majak was easy brought into high rank by his uncle Garang and Kiir that why he is nyin ngic.

    This time he is going to fall down with nothing. Those who manage small position can be able to manage bidders thing later. Accepting small position can lead to bigger one later.

    Nguetbuny

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  • 3 September 2011 05:50, by Odingo

    Job Well Done Mr. President Salva Kiir Maryardiit (ROSSSKM)which means that Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Maryardiit. Now you earned that name as your Nick name, because you have show your leadership to the people of South Sudan that you are a united leader unlike Dr.John Garang. It is time for people of South Sudan to keep you in power for next 25 years to come as a President of South Sudan.

    Folks, everyone is happy for the way the president appointed his cabinets, event the animals of South Sudan are satifying with the president ’s appointment, accept Dinka Bor.
    It is up to you Dr. Majaak Agot to accept deputy position or not to take it if you think that you are over qualify which I don’t think so.
    Folks, Dr. Majaak Agot has never been frontline fighting with Arabs. When that holyson of man from Naath, John Kong Nyuon and the President SKM were fighting againts enemy in Juba, Kapeota and Torit, Dr. Majaak Agot was in Nairobi sleeping in a beautifull appartments with a nice pillow on his head.

    Now who is more qualify to be Minister of Defense? I think LT. General Dr. John Kong Nyuon (JK) is more qualify to be Defense Minister Than Dr. Majaak Agot. I don’t care about education you may have, LT. General John Kong Nyuon still more qualify than you.
    Folks, I can tell you LT. General John Kong Nyuon dedicated his life time for the freedom of South Sudan people. I believe that LT. General John Kong Nyuon deserved to be Minister of Defense.
    Thanks

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  • 3 September 2011 20:48, by Cadaai ?o?

    Historian and Identity Advocacy view:

    First of all, Majak Agot is not Dinka Bor but Dinka Twic East people. He is from where your Freedom Father (Dr. John Garang de Mabior) came from.

    Checks this quot from Dinka Twic East tribe:

    " Part One: Hello! Twic Dinka East: Here are the few motivations why Dinka Bor people who are trying to impose their identity over Dinka Twic East:
    (a) They change Mading Ngeth Agok name to "Bor" so that the event of May 16, 1983 becomes their tribe history.
    Part Two: (b) When Dinka Twic East put their County as Twic East County instead of they were expected it to be Bor North County. It didn’t happen. So they decided to add word "Greater" to "Bor" so that Dinka Twic East can accept that as "Greater Bor" which in their tricky plan, both Twic Dinka East and Dinka Duk will accept that. And then Dr. John Garang de Mabior Freedom history becomes Dinka Bor history.
    Part Three: (c) Furthermore, Dinka Twic East and Dinka Twic West (Mayardit) wouldn’t have history in South Sudan Freedom where these leaders came from:
    (1) Dr. John Garang de Mabior: Twic Dinka East
    (2) CDR. Kerubino Kuanyin Bol: Dinka Twic West (Mayardit)
    (3) CDR. William Nyuon Bany: His mother is from Dinka Twic East and father from Dinka Hol.
    (4) President Salva Kiir Mayardit: Twic Dinka West (Mayardit)
    (5) CDR. Arok Thon Arok: Twic Dinka East.
    Part Four: (D) Dr. Riek Machar and protest about Cabinets were setup to gain attentions away from Dinka Twic East Community conference released article from Twi East community of Canada.
    Part Five: (E) And many more."

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  • 3 September 2011 20:53, by Cadaai ?o?

    Historian and Identity Advocacy View:

    As far I had been know Dinka Twic East people. They are responsible and respect public places for nonesense or unthical behaviors.

    You people should know that, Dr. Majak Agot is not from Dinka Bor, he is being by Dinka Bor for some coverups ideals.

    Whatever those people say is totally hypocracy to destroy the decent people of Dinka Twic East.

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