UPNG SRC polling continues

Polling, which started on Tuesday October 20th, continues today.

Seven male candidates have contested for the presidential post; four candidates are from the School of Law, two candidates are from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and one from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Four candidates have contested for the vice-presidential post; two female candidates from the schools of Law and Public Policy and two male candidates, also from the School of Law.


UPNG students excluded due to breaching university laws

UPNG acting chancellor Dr Nicholas Mann said that the letter of exclusion given to the students is a genuine document from the university management.

He said this in response to the SRC members who have demanded an explanation from the university administration regarding their exclusion.

Dr Mann said the 2016 UPNG SRC led the rolling boycott at UPNG that resulted in the violation of the laws, statutes, regulations, codes and charters to which they all concurred to uphold.

Court to rule on UPNG students application

This morning, lawyer for the UPNG SRC president and student leaders, Laken Lepatu Aigilo, moved an application before Justice Derek Hartshorn.

The human rights application stems out of the June 8 shooting by police on UPNG campus and was filed under section 57 and 155 of the Constitution.

The application substantively seeks a declaration and permanent injunction against NCD metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi, NCD/Central Commander Sylvester Kalaut, Police Commissioner Gari Baki and the State.

Police to investigate student confrontation

Assistant Police Commissioner Crimes, Victor Isouve has been directed by Commissioner Gari Baki to visit the hospital and collect every detail about the injuries sustained by students.

Baki also said he will be giving directions to the NCD Metropolitan Superintendent and the NCD/Central Command to investigate the conduct of the UPNG Student Representative Council President.

UPNG Students to file new application

Robbie Yansion told Loop PNG outside the Waigani Court house this afternoon he will file a fresh application before the National Court tomorrow.

He made these comments after Justice David Cannings refused an application sought by the students seeking restraining orders against Police being stationed at the UPNG campus.

Yansion said they will be seeking the same orders sought today which were refused due to lack of evidence before the court.