A trade union leader in Papua New Guinea is outraged at government plans to give police and soldiers immunity during special operations.
The Post Courier quotes the leader of government business, James Marape, saying the proposed law will go before parliament in this session.
He said the measure would include features to ensure public safety.
But the general secretary of the PNG Trades Union Congress, John Paska, said it was draconian and wholly unnecessary.
"The imposition of some kinds of police powers to curb lawlessness, there is absolutely no justification for it whatsoever," Mr Paska said.
"They have sufficient powers as it is right now under the police laws and the emergency laws."