The National Security Advisory Council today announced that a National Joint Security Task Force, comprising of police and the PNG Defence Force, will be in place to investigate any threat to the national security of Papua New Guinea.
Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, said that any threats to disrupt essential services and stir civil unrest will be taken seriously and the task force will be in place to investigate all threats.
Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, announced that police and the defence force will be working together in investigating threats. He said if threats are serious those instigating these will be arrested and charged.
Some of the threats listed as examples were shutting down of essential services by public servants and landowners, politicians evoking civil unrest when making public speeches and social media posting encouraging protest or boycotts.
Media has also been warned for any misreporting that may insight protests.