Papua New Guinea has sought direction from the governments of Indonesia and Thailand on how to implement the death penalty this year.
The newspaper, The National, reports the PNG inter-agency committee set up by Cabinet to implement the recently re-activated death penalty has been considering methods approved of by the National Executive Council.
The correctional services minister Jim Simatab says Indonesia will provide advice and technical assistance on the "death by firing squad" method and Thailand on "hanging".
The committee will meet this week and report to Cabinet on what method they have settled on.
Serious crimes which attract the mandatory death sentence include treason, piracy and wilful murder, aggravated rape and robbery with violence, as well as sorcery-related killings and rape of children under the age of 10.