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On Guinea Bissau Corrupt UN Guterres Refuses Press Questions Issues Fake Concern Via Dujarric

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFT Q&A, NY Post

UN GATE, Oct 30 – The UN of Antonio Guterres has gotten so selective and sleazy, so censorious, that they refuse to answer actual questions from the Press they ban, then issue canned statements when the zombie state media they let it doesn't even ask questions. Banned Inner City Press on October 29 in writing asked Guterres, his deputy Amina J. Mohammed, colonial spokesman Stephane Dujarric and his well-pronouncing deputy Farhan questions questions including about Guinea Bissau:.

October 29-2: On Guinea-Bissau, what is SG Guterres' comment and action if any on that President José Mário Vaz sacked his government on Monday "with immediate effect"? Vaz said the decision, which was read out on national radio, was based on what he called a "serious political crisis" in the country, which had "prevented the normal operation of some institutions".  The move comes days after Prime Minister Aristide Gomes denounced a coup attempt and police violently repressed an opposition protest.  One protester was killed on Saturday and several others were injured during a demonstration calling for a delay to the 24 November election.  The opposition wants the election delayed to give it time to clean up the election register to prevent voter fraud 

  Guterres, Dujarric, Melissa Fleming - none of these responded. Haq held a pathetic noon briefing in an empty room, thanking Honduran president JOH for given Guterres $50,000 of the $1 million JOH took from drug trafficking El Chapo. Then after none of Guterres' scribes even asked about Lusophone Guinea Bissau, Dujarric put this out: "Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Guinea-Bissau     The Secretary-General is following with serious concern the unfolding developments in Guinea-Bissau following the decrees issued on 28 and 29 October by President José Mario Vaz dismissing the Government and appointing a new Prime Minister. He calls on all political stakeholders to abide by the decisions taken by ECOWAS regarding the governance arrangements in Guinea-Bissau until the presidential election on 24 November and reiterated in the ECOWAS communiqué of 29 October.     The Secretary-General looks forward to the holding of a peaceful, credible and transparent presidential election on 24 November and urges all stakeholders to exercise their civic duty.      The Secretary-General was also saddened to learn of the death of one person reportedly following a demonstration on 26 October. He looks forward to the prompt conclusion of the independent inquiry announced by the Ministry of Interior into the circumstances and consequences of the demonstration.     New York, 30 October 2019."

  Total B.S.. And not a word of disclosure on Guterres' son Pedro Guimarães e Melo De Oliveira Guterres' business in Lusophone Africa. Our questions are not being answered. We'll have more on this.

September 4-8: Immediately explain the single lawless line from MALU on 30 August 2019: "Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press, Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018." This is a formal request for the UN's explanation of grounds for this denial. And a demand for answer to these questions, which MALU has declined to answer:  Who made the decision?  Where is the list of those accredited by [MALU]?  What and to whom is the process of appeal? 

May 15-3: On the Public Financial Disclosures for 2017 belatedly published over the weekend of April 27-28, please state why Mohammed Ibn Chambas, like the Executive Secretary of the UN Biodiversity Convention, Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, UNICEF's Henriette Fore, with documented links to ExxonMobil and others, USG Mark Lowcock (undisclosed while the Secretariat's speaker at the UNSC Arria on Cameroon), UNCTAD's Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UNOG chief Michael Moller, UNDP chief Achim Steiner,  Heidi Mendoza, Adama Dieng, UN Security chief Peter Drennan, Rosemary DiCarlo and Nicholas Haysum, is not even on the list. OIOS chief Inga-Britt Ahlenius reported - why not Mendoza? Where IS Mendoza? Isn't it a bad practice for the UN's head (anti) genocide definition official to conceal from the public even cursory financial disclosure? Did DiCarlo decline to make any public disclosure despite being the UN's top political officer? What is the even plausible applicability of this line from SG Guterres' web page: "Please note that given the multi-cultural environment of the UN and the often security sensitive locations where UN staff are either working or come from, full public disclosure may not always be a viable or sensible option for certain staff members"? Why has Guterres changed the previous system in a which a "choosing not to disclose" statement was upload and listed, to one which helps conceal who reports and who does not?  Again, state why considering the UN bribery conviction of Patrick Ho of CEFC, and CEFC's attempt to purchase the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which paid Mr. Guterres in 2016 was omitted from his online public financial disclosure covering 2016, and why Guterres has not even started an audit of CEFC in the UN. 

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