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July 12, 2020

Kondra for Death Penalty

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister is in support ofthe death penalty.

He said this will not prevent tourists nor investors from coming intothe country.

Mr Kondra sain PNG must be conducive and self – inviting to tourists and investors.

Despite supporting suggestions of rehabilitating perpetrators,the tourism minister said countries like Singapore have implementedthe death penalty and tourists continue to flock intothe country.

The clergy, such as Catholic Archbishop of Mt Hagen Douglasyoung, Lae’s Archibishop Christian Beouin, Christ Lovers Prison Ministry, and members ofthe public have spoken out against death penalty.  They said death penalty in not a deterrent to violent crimes.

Recently, anther clergy Fr Giorgio Licini questioned if killing a few will solve horrendous crimes against humanity.

Fr Giorgio responded to EMTV’s Tokpiksa interview with Justice Minister and Attorney General Kerenga Kua.

Minister Kua said he received responses from a number of countries, opposing his notion to implementthe death penalty.

Minister Kondra although agreesthere are ther options in dealing with serious crimes, he said this could be one way of improving law and order.         


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