Send these asylum seekers away: Polye

The Government has been called on to remove the Manus detention centre in Manus Province following recent reports of asylum seekers’ misconduct in Lorengau town.

Opposition Leader Don Polye is calling on the National Government to send these asylum seekers to other countries.

Polye said this must be decided immediately by the Australia and Papua New Guinea governments.

“There are many reports coming out of this centre that continue to destroy PNG’s international reputation,” stated Polye.

“The centre is not properly facilitated and the exercise of processing the asylum seekers is getting too slow.

“They need to speed up the process in settling the asylum seekers wherever they want to be settled and the slow process has become so bad for this country.

“We’d like to see these asylum seekers taken away,” Polye said. 

Quintina Naime