It's like something out of the Cold War - Kun had to check in at the last minute to avoid being detained at the airport. But now he's safe. Its something the government should have done a long time ago, but I guess accepting NZ citizenship would have meant publicly surrendering his seat in Parliament (which he wasn't able to take anyway). Waiting until the election (which the government has predictably won, having locked the opposition out of the media) looks to have been a good way to get away with it.
It is terrible that we're having to do this sort of thing in the Pacific, and we should be clear about who is to blame: Australia. Their blood money for hosting a refugee concentration camp has destroyed Nauru's democracy and turned it into a repressive regime. The sooner they close that camp, the better.
Dear pundits. Australia is a nation made up of people. Some of those people were recently allowed to vote to select a new group of parliamentary representatives. Those MPs will make decisions according to what they think the best interests of their constituents, themselves, and their donors are. The economy is an imaginary (but important) construct that we use to manage resource allocation. It is not sentient, and it only matters insofar as it affects people. Anthropomorphising it and getting upset when parts of it change is foolish. If you need to do that, buy a soft toy (I recommend the First Dog on the Moon toys, they are funny and more lifelike than some of the aforementioned representatives)
Replace "Australia" with Britain, Europe or the USA as approipriate)
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