PNG National Executive Council

Retired judge to head COI into Campus violence

Justice Andrew will be supported by a team of technical and legal experts that will soon be appointed.

The Prime Minister, Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the Commission of Inquiry was essential in helping to better understand what transpired in recent weeks, as well as to preventing a repeat in the future.

“We all need answers, right around the country, to understand the factors leading to the escalation of student protests and the acts of violence that we have seen in recent weeks,” the Prime Minister said.

University campus curfew to assist in restoration of normalcy

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill CMG MP, said the curfew will be undertaken internally by university authorities between the hours of 7pm and 6am.  The curfew will begin following Gazettal of the NEC Decision for a period of 30 days.

“The curfew on these campuses will help maintain law and order and assist universities in returning to normalcy,” the Prime Minister said.

“The safety of students, staff and families is paramount and we are further determined to put an end to the destruction of university properly.