Maru calls rapists ‘animals’

Yangoru Saussia Member and Minister Richard Maru did not mince his words describing the rapists involved in the Morata and Kokoda rape incidents as “animals”.

The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry was furious with both incidents saying the reports spoil Papua New Guinea’s drive to market the country as an investment destination to investors.

Maru told media yesterday after returning from Fiji, he will support any legislation before Parliament to severely penalise rapist and murderers.                  

“One of my duties in cabinet is to ensure we tighten up legislations and put these animals in prison and never release them, this country does not need people like that.   

“We are spending resources to promote our country has a good investment destination but they are the once holding back trade investment.         

“Every time I go talk about trade investment, every country (question is) about law and order (in the country) and I am sick and tired of it has your trade minister.

“Our government is trying is best to promote PNG in sports and major meetings like the APEC meeting but law and order problem is the single biggest factor ( that affect the country’s image),” Maru said. 

Charles Yapumi