UPNG Student Representative Council

UPNG SRC file application against Police

Their lawyer, Laken Lepatu Aigilo, filed the application under the Human Rights track list on Tuesday, seeking three main orders against the police.

Justice Derek Hartshorn will hear the application before lunch today.

SRC president Kenneth Rapa and other student leaders filed the application against NCD metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi, NCD/Central Commander Sylvester Kalaut, Police Commissioner Gari Baki and the State.

The students are seeking restraining orders against police being stationed at both its Taurama and Waigani Campus.

UN calls for independent inquiry into students’ shooting

In a statement, the UN said: “We are deeply concerned about the unrest in Papua New Guinea, and particularly the events of Wednesday, June 8, when police opened fire at student protestors who were preparing to march to Parliament in Port Moresby, injuring a number of students, some of whom remain hospitalised.

“We are aware that the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary’s Commissioner has announced an inquiry into the incident.

PM O’Neill acknowledges receiving UPNG students petition

The student body included students from secondary schools in the national capital as well as the Port Moresby Technical College.

In a media statement shortly after receiving the petition from the students, which was delivered to him by NCD Governor Powes Parkop, the  Prime Minister said,

“I have received the petition from the UPNG Student Representative Council.

“I thank the students for the mature manner in which the petition was presented to my delegation.