There is a moral decay within the people and there is no regard for the country’s Rule of Law by people.
Director of Development Tribal PNG and Human Rights Activist Ms. Ruth Kissam made this comment in regards to the recent increase in killings and lawlessness in PNG.
“There is generally no regard for the Human Life with people taking matters into their own hands giving rise to unnecessary killings and lawlessness because perpetrators are not convicted and are walking away with crimes,” Ms. Kissam said.
“People are out here seeking justice for themselves because they feel like they will not be held accountable for their actions by the Police Force.”
She appealed to the Police Constabulary to arrest, prosecute and convict such persons when found guilty.
Perpetrators must not buy themselves out of being prosecuted through money or because they are in a position of power but rather must face the law for crimes committed.
“Rogue Policemen who allow for such to happen because of money and or the perpetrators stature in society must stop,” Ms. Kissam added.
“When perpetrators realise that they cannot buy themselves out of a committed crime, that is when a precedence is set where people begin to respect the Rule of Law and take it seriously.“
Ms. Kissam also stated that to have and exist in a better society, individual Papua New Guineans need to start voting the right people into power because issues like this only reflect that the country has a leadership problem.