Goilala MP criticizes AFP’s role with Police force

Goilala MP William Samb questioned the role of the Australia Federal Police (AFP) officers attached to the Royal PNG Constabulary.

“I want to tell the Australia taxpayers to know that it is a waste of their taxpayers money by having AFP officers here, what advise did they give to PNG Police and what is their role here?” the Opposition MP questioned.   

“AFP have failed their responsibilities.”  

Samb’s comments followed the brutal use of force by local Police last Wednesday on the University of Papua New Guinea students protest.

Many students were injured when police fired canisters of tear gas and live bullets on the students to stop them.

Four students are still admitted at the Port Moresby General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit from gunshot wounds.      

Charles Yapumi