Assessment Report of Damages Done to Parliament by Members of JSTF Presented in Parliament

By Jack Lapauve Jnr – EM TV News, Port Moresby

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jeffrey Komal, presented the incident report for the damages done to the House late last year(2018).

The
report was compiled and submitted by the Damage Assessment Committee following
the rampage by members of the Security Forces who demanded answers for their
outstanding allowances for APEC Summit operations.

According
to the report, the cost of damage stands at 8 million kina.

Komal
said the action by the forces showed disrespect for the Speaker’s Office, the
Parliament, and democracy of the country.

The
report also recommended that a new security system be adopted, and costs
incurred to be charged to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the Correctional
Service.

About
120 security force personnel were involved in the incident.