25 Jul 2012

PNG police must remain neutral as political parties hold talks - Kulunga

6:38 am on 25 July 2012

Papua New Guinea's police commissioner is calling on his officers to remain neutral as political parties enter negotiations to form a new government.

Commissioner Tom Kulunga says it is the responsibility of Royal PNG police to serve the interests of all Papua New Guineans.

He says it is very important for the country and the democratic process that the Royal PNG Constabulary as an organisation and its individual members distance themselves from the process.

None of PNG's 46 registered political parties will gain a majority in their own right, and so broad coalitions must be formed.