Tough penalties foreshadowed for national anthem breaches

​Minister for Justice and Attorney General Ano Pala told Parliament today that the inclusion and exclusion of words of the National Anthem during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Games was a minor issue.

He said the changes to the National Anthem were done to suit the spirit of the Games.

However Pala said this incident will not be repeated as the government will be imposing tougher penalties in the future.

He said currently, the penalty for including or excluding the wordings of the national anthem was  K1000.

Pala was responding to Kundiawa Gembogl MP Tobias Kulang during the Question Time this afternoon.



Freddy Mou