Manus MP furious over alleged assault of 10yo

Member for Manus Ronny Knight has decried the recent alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl in the province by a Pakistani refugee.

He wants the accused perpetrator be made an example of.

The irate member is now demanding the removal of all those processed at the Manus centre before his people “rise up against them”.

“These are only the cases that are made public. There are many unreported.”

He says the refugee should be castrated.

“If it was my daughter, mi no nap ke lo kalabus!” (I will not care about going to jail.)

“I hold the company responsible, Broadspectrum Wilson Security and the Australian Immigration and Border Protection totally responsible for all these crimes against Manus people.

“They are culpable in their laxness of care and failure to police these people who they are being paid huge amounts to secure.”

He also called on the PNG Immigration to come out clearly and explain who is responsible for those at the centre.

“Why are the gates open? Human rights? What about my people’s human rights? Whose are more important? Local people or illegal immigrants? This is another on the list of criminal offences against my people.

“My god, a 10-year-old girl? Does this animal have sisters or a mother? Does he have a moral compass? Manus is not short of mature willing women who would accommodate him.

“I am demanding the removal of all these asylum seekers before my people rise up and massacre them.”

Knight went on to say that he will be seeking legal advice on a class action against those responsible for this sorry situation.

“Immediately secure these people and have them removed forthwith,” he added.

The Manus MP made these comments on Monday night following another arrest of a refugee in Manus over allegations he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl on March 3.

Muhammad Hussain, 28-year-old of Pakistan origin, was arrested and charged on Monday with four counts of sexual penetration, under section 229(a) of the Criminal Code Act and Sexual offense and Crimes against Children’s Act.

The alleged incident took place on March 3 at the Kohai Lodge, at Ward 2 in Lorengau Town. He is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

In January, 31-year-old asylum seeker, Rajeev Rajendran, was arrested and charged for the assault of a Grade 9 student on January 17 at the Harbourside Hotel.

He is on bail of K2,000 and police are still working on producing a hand-up brief for his case in court.

(The residential section of the Manus Island detention centre. AAP: Eoin Blackwell)

Sally Pokiton