1 Oct 2019

PNG minister determined for police reforms

From , 6:03 am on 1 October 2019

Papua New Guinea's Police Minister says the constabulary aims to better equip officers with non-lethal practices when faced with hostile crowds.

Bryan Kramer's comment follows two incidents in recent days when citizens were killed during police confrontations with the public.

Reports from Enga Province say four local men were shot dead by police providing security for the large Porgera gold mine.

And in PNG's capital Port Moresby two people were killed at Erima  settlement after police went to investigate illegal sale of alcohol

Mr Kramer told Johnny Blades that he aims to reverse the ill-discipline, corruption and politicisation of the force that has built up over the years.

Bryan Kramer.

Bryan Kramer. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins