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March 9, 2021

PNG Law Society Condemns Police Action

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By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby

The Papua New Guinea Law Society (PNGLS) has thrown its support behind Transparency International to investigate the actions of the police force during the brutal attack on the public this week Monday in Port Moresby.

PNGLS released a statement saying that people’s democracy has been suppressed by the force in the confrontation with members of the civil society.

PNGLS President, Peter Kuman, says the Constitution does provide the right of expression and must be exercised without fear of being intimidated, harassed or assaulted.

The society denounced the actions taken by the policemen and strongly believes an investigation must be carried out.

Kuman said the PNGLS is mindful of the safety of the public and business houses but does not give police the right to intimidate the public.

He called on the police hierarchy to restore confidence and discipline in the force, and added that the police force needs to change its approach to the public or subsequently see decreasing respect for the force.

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