​Police confident of maintaining stability

Police Commissioner Gari Baki is confident that his officers will be able to deal with any situation that may arise from the proposed strike tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Aviation Industry – with the support of the Maritime Workers Union, PNG Power Association, Telikom Workers Association, Health Workers Association and the teachers – gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the Prime Minister to step down. The ultimatum ends tomorrow at 12am.

Baki told Loop PNG that his police men and women will be monitoring the situation tomorrow to ensure that it does not escalate into a law and order problem.

He clarified that at present, there is no need for a PNG Defence Force call-out, refuting a recent media report.

He said the National Security Advisory Council met this afternoon but did not discuss the issue of the PNGDF call-out.

“If there is a requirement for the Defence Force to be called out then the normal process of a call-out will take its course,” the Police Commissioner told Loop.

(File picture of Police Commissioner Gari Baki)



Carmella Gware