Disciplinary officers’ conducts need attention: Mori

The unprofessional conduct of serving disciplinary officers was raised again in Parliament today.

Chuave MP, Wera Mori said the conduct of PNGDF personnel who physically abused NCD Police boss Ben Turi on New Year’s Eve needs urgent attention.     

“PNGDF will be working alongside Police to provide security for the upcoming elections,” Mori said.   

He said, with many reports of public been abused by PNGDF and Police Personnel, the government can look at forming a paramilitary, where both institutions will come under one command. 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill responded to the question because Defence Minister Fabian Pok was absent from today’s session.

O’Neill said the one strike policy for PNGDF, CIS and Police personnel is still in place and anyone found guilty of any crime will be dismissed automatically.

 “There is an investigation by PNGDF and I am informed that the soldiers involved in the incident have been suspended awaiting the investigation.

“I will get the Defence Minister to make a statement in this parliament sitting,” O’Neill said.

File picture courtesy of TV Wan News. 

Charles Yapumi