Law and order is everyone’s responsibility

Law and order is everyone’s responsibility and not just police, says Zovin Yan, the operations manager for Choulai Trading and associated companies.

Zovin made this comment when he presented keys to a brand new Isuzu D-Max to Police Commissioner Gari Baki, in appreciation of quick police action, which resulted in the recovery of 76 of their 150 cartons of cigarettes which were robbed from the company whilst in transit.

“We are grateful for the quick police and effective police action. We initially offered a K100,000 reward…however, the police personnel involved in the investigation and recovery exercise refused the K100,000 cash reward so we gave police a vehicle instead. This will assist police in their mobility and benefit the larger community.”

Zovin, 23, is from the People’s Republic of China but has lived in PNG all his life and understands the difficulties faced by police in the city.

“I grew up in the Gordon’s suburb of Port Moresby since I was nine years old and I know the difficulties faced by policemen in terms of lack of resources such as vehicles or office stationery, to name a few.

“Choulai Trading and its associated companies felt obligated to assist the police with the vehicle which will be used for wider policing duties. We are in no way demanding any special consideration. The vehicle we have donated will be used by police to benefit everyone.

“It is in our interest to see that there is law and order within our communities. People and businesses will prosper as long as there is law and order and an effective police force,” Zovin said, adding that he was making an appeal to the various business communities to make it their business to support police within their various communities.

He said the business communities together with the people and police can make a big difference if they all came together and worked as one.

(The brand new Isuzu D-Max donated by Choulai Trading Company which Police Commissioner Gari Baki allocated to the Gordon’s Minor Crimes Unit)

Press release