Morrison prays for Alek Sigley after disappearance in North Korea

2/07/2019 9:21:00 AM

Scott Morrison has offered prayers for Australian man Alek Sigley who was living in North Korea before he disappeared last week

Scott Morrison has offered prayers for Australian man Alek Sigley who was living in North Korea before he disappeared last week

Scott Morrison has offered prayers for Australian man Alek Sigley who was living in North Korea before he disappeared last week.

Share on TwitterPrime Minister Scott Morrison says he prayed for the safe return of Australian man Alek Sigley who remains missing in North Korea.A week since the 29-year-old Perth tour guide last contacted friends or relatives, Mr Morrison said he was unable to shed any light on his whereabouts. 

Perth man Alek Sigley was a prolific blogger about life in North Korea.AAP"I'm seeking and receiving regular updates. But this morning, in the absence of those and indeed regardless of that, prayer is my response."READ MOREWorld leaders offer support to find Australian man missing in North Korea

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He is just trying to look good! Think about it what was Alex doing in China? Simples, sightseeing and you all followed the Jibber Jabber man again? Without Question You might just have (letting down the rest of Australia ) Maybe he can have a chat with his mate Trump who can then have a chat with his mate Kim...

Well that’s really going to find him....not! Its no use if he doesn't send 'thoughts' with his prayers. Any idiot knows that. That’s a pass on prayer. How about showing some leadership instead. He's not a victim. He's a highly educated (though naïve) adult who made an informed decision about where he chose to live and how he behaved while he was there. Govt repeatedly tell all of us that foreign laws apply to us when we are overseas, no matter our stupidity.

Still a congenital f..kwit then I see. I guess it’s praying for the economy too then. Let’s see how that just pans out will we. I'm sure he got lost in the woods. No way their government could have abducted him 🙄 Pentecostal crap

'Prayer is my response': Australian missing in North Korea is in PM's thoughts during massScott Morrison says he's praying for the safe return of Perth man Alek Sigley, who has been missing in North Korea for the past week. That's the most empty platitude one can give. Prayer. When you have no intention of doing anything, but want people to think you care. Praying doesn't work look at Pell!

Triggered left in 3.....2....1...... I assume our foreign minister has been involved? Oh fucking hell with the prayers Thousands of Universities around the world, probably hundreds in South Korea but still the guy decides that study in North Korea is the best. Unless he's a spy working for the government, I don't think his decision was very smart. Auspol

And a lot of good that will do. Pathetic. Where's the leadership? Where's the diplomacy? Prays and miracles are fine, I’m not sure I would put much faith in them (pun intended) Maybe some of us should pray that Scott Morrison stops using his faith as an excuse for doing nothing! 🤬 Pray for Iran and Trump instead of going into another war. That may work …

Prayers aren’t going to help ScottMorrisonMP Action Man.

Donald Trump crosses border, meets Kim Jong-un in North KoreaTrump said it 'feels great' to be the first US President to step into North Korea, and hailed 'great friendship' with Kim. Great for peace , nice one trump

No 1 do support me please don't follow me. Scotty ask Kim were he is, or ask Donald Trump to ask him. It’s his new best friend. The Australian government should be offering a serious investigation not prayers!!! Wtf!!!🤦🏾‍♀️ They no where he is the authority arrested him 🏝 Scotty is very selective in his little prayer sessions with his own version of god. But its so sweet isnt it now after the carnage he created leading up to the election....hes so, well, you know, hes so, um...yeah...thats it, so fecking NICE !!!!!

Sad. That'll work. Any prayers for JulianAssange ScottMorrison ? Or are they special prayers reserved for aussies persecuted by governments you don't like? FreeAssange ScottMorrisonMP Prayers will definitely bring the guy home. FFS! Just remember there is a separation of Church and State! And remember the other ‘quiet Australians’ who aren’t interested in this Happy Clapper BS. Do something!! The electorate will turn on you just like Abbott

Maybe the PM can give up his massive salary and be paid in prayers instead auspol

Trump meets with Kim Jong-un, makes history by stepping inside North Korea'Big moment, big moment, big progress,' Donald Trump said. In return Kim Jong-un praised the US President for his 'courage' in making the visit That's because if he could he would also be a dictator trumps probably getting some tips. President Trump is heading towards the “Nobel Peace Prize” for his achievements thus far! He is demonstrating strong and inspiring leadership at home and abroad! The right man in the right place at the right time in our history! So a meeting with Kim Jong-un, I wonder if they counted their fingers when they parted.

Ah prayer. Belief in an all-knowing God but telling him to change something he was aware of but let slip because surely we know better. North Korea has no religion & ScottMorrisonMP doesn’t give two hoots about anyone except himself! Maybe they can sell that prayer on ebay and get something that may actually help.

Thats the best u can do? WTF? Who does he think he is? Why on earth does anyone step foot in Nth Korea if they don't have to? It is like playing Russian roulette with one's life! Your prayers won't help him. Let's find a more practical solution 🙁 The ultimate politician cop out. OMG! Praying? While talking to God, please talk to Kim as the PM for his safety. (I hope you are doing so.) We need urgent action on Earth, not only prayers for Heaven.

Donald Trump crosses border, meets Kim Jong-un in North KoreaDonald Trump has shaken hands with North Korea's Kim Jong-un at the Korean DMZ before crossing the border into North Korea Legends. Isn’t the orange pussy-grabber in chief smiling, joking with and warmly shaking the hands of Heads of repressive regimes incredibly concerning? Nope? Just me then... 🤷🏻‍♂️

Good old ‘thoughts and prayers’...as effective in this case as they are in Trumpistan when some nutter goes mental with a gun. No worries mate. The PM is praying for you. All fixed. Yeah.. that will be helpful. Do we really fund you to report on our PM thinking to the magical sky fairy? Yeah that'll help...

When the 'prayers' do nothing can ScottMorrisonMP and MarisePayne actually DO something? DoYourJob Not 'thoughts' as well like his bed buddy Trump? Big help Our pm ScottMorrisonMP is a coward. He sat next to MBS (a known murderer) at the g20 smiling like he’d made a new pal. How do we put pressure on this oaf to act?!

Thoughts and prayers are useless. I guess that's his full commitment.

'A great honour': Trump becomes first sitting US president to step into North KoreaThe last-minute meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken place - with the two men stepping into North Korea alongside each other. There is a reason why no other sitting American president would set foot in NK and Trump is the first: none would give a rogue regime and murderous dictator legitimacy in this manner. so much winning Aren’t they still at war?

Fat fuckn lot of good that will do. How about sending in some crack commandos or ASIS agents Maybe sing little hymns with your arms wIving around. Could make magically appear in Australia 🇦🇺 Yeah that will fix it. Some practical help is what is needed here! That should impress Kim & his goons into sending him home. Why didn't Scummo ask his mate Donald to make Kim release all prisoners.

Yep. That should do it... Oh that will help! 🤔 Waste of time. How about some diplomatic action? Useless PM notmypm Ask where he is.

Trump becomes first US president to step into North Korea | Sky News AustraliaUS President Donald Trump has become the first US president to step foot into North Korea while leader.\n\nMr Trump says crossing the border is a ‘great honour’ and lauded his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.\n\nThe US has been trying to negotiate a deal to de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula, however its efforts have been stymied by the authoritarian country’s intransigence. realDonaldTrump trump is s a media hog. He had to recapture media attention after the brilliant Democrat's debates. trump is a fascist cannot stand to be upstaged. This North Korean meeting is a media stunt. I doubt anything will come of it. KimJongUn realDonaldTrump History played out like reality tv solely for ratings and adulation. KIMTRAN111 realDonaldTrump What a beautiful thing to see. And, it took our great President Trump to bring peace to this world

But nothing in the way of leadership. Scott Morrison is a lazy grifter. Useless. Yeh like that’s going to do a lot of good. If that’s all the ‘happy clapper’ has to offer we’re in big trouble. You know, given you’re the PM ScottMorrisonMP , you could actually do something a bit more proactive than some damn lip service. We are a secular country, with a division between Church and State. For good reason. You and your inaction are one of those reasons auspol

Yep, that'll find him. So many special people commenting that don't seem to understand the PM can pray AND do practical things to help... it's not an either/or situation people. Wow is that all he can offer Yeah prayers should help Because that is all he can do. Australia has no sway when it comes to North Korea. we don't have an embassy there and they don't have one here.

WTF he had the opportunity to tell Trump to ask Kym what happened to Alex in Osaka but he and his buddies did F..k all now he is praying what a con artist. Like then? If ever a leader wants to appear ineffectual, they offer prayers and hope the issue goes away. Scott Morrison prayed and cried 'on his knees' for asylum seekers via

Yeahhh that'll help... PM wetknees rises again Prayers that’s sure to help To the twonks making comments ! Australia does not have a diplomatic presence in North Korea ! I guess it’s his secret code for “ I can’t be fucked helping this dude out”. Wow... Hope Scumbo didn't strain himself. prayers are about all he will give he couldn't care less.

Maybe some Government intervention may help We can all relax now, scumo is praying. Stick your prayers where the sun doesn’t shine, ask some hard questions of your friend!

Prayers? What a joke! That’s a nice way of saying f%k you. If it was a question of a dollar on the other hand..... Like that actually helps.... Prayers don’t work. Otherwise gambling won’t be a game of chance. Helpful. Why not ask Kim where he is? “Thoughts and prayers.” Stop normalising this. This is not how prime ministers deal with problems.

That'll help What about Israel Morrison. He is fighting for both his and our Christianity. Alex Sigley needs more than bloody PRAYERS from the PM ,needs to pick up the PHONE and get on to somebody who has clout ,not from prayers .

How about something tangible?

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he prayed for the safe return of Australian man Alek Sigley who remains missing in North Korea.Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's praying for missing Perth man Alek Sigley, with authorities struggling to ascertain new information into his disappearance in North Korea.Very large text size Seoul: US President Donald Trump has shaken hands with North Korea's Kim Jong-un at the Korean Demilitarised Zone before briefly crossing the border into North Korea.Very large text size Seoul, South Korea: President Donald Trump became the first sitting US commander in chief to set foot in North Korea on Sunday as he greeted Kim Jong Un, the country's leader, at the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that has divided the peninsula for more than six decades.

A week since the 29-year-old Perth tour guide last contacted friends or relatives, Mr Morrison said he was unable to shed any light on his whereabouts.  Perth man Alek Sigley was a prolific blogger about life in North Korea. Mr Morrison made the comments outside a Canberra church, which hosted a service to mark the opening of the 46th Parliament. AAP "I'm seeking and receiving regular updates. Credit: Moments later Kim joined Trump to step into the South Korean side. But this morning, in the absence of those and indeed regardless of that, prayer is my response. "This morning there are many prayers and I must say my prayers this morning are for Alek Sigley and his family," the Prime Minister said." READ MORE World leaders offer support to find Australian man missing in North Korea The prime minister made the comments outside a Canberra church after a service to mark the re-opening of Parliament. "I never expected to meet you in this place.

  Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the Parliamentary church service ahead of the first session of the 46th Parliament." The 29-year-old speaks fluent Korean and began studying for a master's degree in Korean literature at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang last year. Trump initiated the meeting in a tweet on Saturday. AAP "This is a troubling situation and concerning situation and we will be continuing to use every effort that we have to locate him and hopefully bring him home safely," Mr Morrison said.   Mr Sigley, who was living and studying in the hermit kingdom and speaks Korean fluently, has not communicated with relatives or used his social media accounts since Tuesday morning last week. Australia's diplomatic presence in North Korea is limited, although consular assistance can be provided by other nations. His family says it's very unusual for him to be out of contact. "Stepping across that line was a great honour," Trump said.  Mr Morrison spoke directly to Mr Sigley's family last week from Osaka where he was attending the G20 summit. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) official travel advice states there is a"high level of risk" and recommends Australian's reconsider their need to visit North Korea. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019.

  Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Alek Sigley's disappearance is very troubling. AAP He also discussed the matter with other G20 leaders, who he said offered cooperation and assistance. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the DMZ on Sunday.  The Department of Foreign Affairs have been providing consular assistance to Mr Sigley's family.  Australia does not have a diplomatic presence in North Korea, but is working with the Swedish government which has an embassy in Pyongyang.  READ MORE There are fears Mr Sigley, believed to be the only Australian living in North Korea, has been detained, but authorities have been unable to confirm that. Kim said the brief visit to North Korean territory improved ties, while Trump said it "feels great" to be the first US President to step into North Korea, and hailed "great friendship" with Kim. The encounter in Panmunjom was cast as a brief greeting, not a formal negotiation, but the two ended up together for at least an hour.

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