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March 3, 2021

Corporal Punishment to be re-introduced

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Minister for Justice and Attorney General Kerenga Kua told members of parliament that he will bring upthe topic of Corporal Punishment onthe floor soon.


He said many laws today have no impact onthe warnings given to alcohol abusers.

Eastern Highlands Governor Julie Soso questionedthe Justice Minister on how alcohol and drug-related activities can be addressed to preventthe increase of public harassment and ther social and domestic issues.


Minister Kua’s foremost response was simple; that all those in authority must lead by example.


Hethen stressed that penalties from laws dealing with alcohol trade and consumption are out-dated and do not reflect today’s realities.


The Constitutional Law Reform Commission is currently looking at all legislations including those related to alcohol trade and consumption.


He said Corporal Punishment would have to be introduced if it deters perpetrators from abusing alcohol.


Meantime, Sport Minister Justin Tkatchenko responded tothe fight which resulted after a rugby match in Wabag, Enga province, where one man was killed. Minister Tkatchenko said it was alcohol related.


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