Not sure about P. Brosnan comparison and I do not want any of his stuff in my closet.
Using brain before using throat would be advisable to him. If he really want PNG to proceed with Nautilus and began underwater mining project, it would so much more useful (or at least less damaging) if this the deputy tried to convince someone, quietly, in private.
After going to media, he created unwanted association between him (person is who under several investigation of corruption and fraud) with NUS. It is unlikely to have big impact, in current situation any negativity is not welcome.