22 May 2013

Amendments to PNG's death penalty law tabled in Parliament this week

4:46 am on 22 May 2013

Papua New Guinea's minister for justice and attorney-general, Kerenga Kua, says amendments to the law on the death penalty will be tabled in Parliament this week.

He says work on the draft document is being completed.

Mr Kua says the law and order situation in the country is serious and the government wants to seek ways to address the problem through better policies.

The escalating law and order problems experienced recently have also forced the Government to reintroduce the guns committee.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill told Parliament tough laws on guns must be implemented to prevent more problems affecting society.