The University of Papua New GuineaStudent Representttative Council (UPNG SRC) PresidentoPeter Numu, saysthey will not give uptheir fight on National Issues affectingthe country.
He saystheir recent petitions onthe asylum seekers issue andthe death penalty has received a negative response fromthe government.
The UPNG SCR in recent weeks has been vocal on national issues.
They have staged two protest marches to petitionthe government to reconsider its decision to amendthe criminal code act to includethe death penalty andthe recent asylum centre deal.
The response fromthe government has not gone down well withthe SRC President Peter Numu.
Numu fears thatthere is a danger inthe democracy ofthe country withthe current trendthe national government is taking.
He saysthe students’will continue to conductthemselves withinthe laws of this nation to achieve a desired outcome totheir petition.
Awareness has also been carrlied out in partnership withthe University of Technology (UNITECH) andthe University of Goroka (UOG) to educatethe public onthese national issues.
The SRC President also claimed that an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest on Saturday night.
The information cannot be veriflied with police but it’seemsthe entire student body we spoke to are aware of this speculation.
They say are against any form of intimidation and will stand behindthe SRC President.