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Subject: Re: Enga Prov Govt and Elites team up to combat tribal fight

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Date Posted: Fri, Aug 24 2007, 09:48:04pm
In reply to: Enga Lenge 's message, "Enga Prov Govt and Elites team up to combat tribal fight" on Wed, Aug 22 2007, 10:37:42pm

Tribal fighting in Enga has been a norm to our culture and is to date. It is a sensitive issue. I totally agree with all been said by Enga Lenge. TapuMalo (my tambu lewa), I agree with you too that politicians donít care about tribal fights but I dispute leaving them out of the picture when solving this sensitive issue concerning our province. Whether they like it or not, I strongly feel that we have to make it their business to take part in this great awareness if of such should arise. Our Honourable MPs should be the ones spearheading the whole awareness followed by our Engan elites and other anti-tribal fight advocates.

Secondly, I think the Tribal Fight Act is too lenient on people who engage themselves in tribal warfare as stated by Mr. Sam Abel (http://www.thenational.com.pg/082307/nation4.htm). The warring tribes can be arrested by police but are innocent until proved guilty. In most cases they are released because there are no witnesses. Thus the Tribal Fight Act should be amended to make it harsher on people who go into tribal warfare. People who engage themselves in Tribal fights one-way or the other, spectators or not but if they are caught within the vicinity of the combat zone should be taken into custody except for women and children. Once apprehended, there should be no bail, no fine and be headed straight to Baisu or whichever appropriate prison camp for like more than 2 or 3 years with hard labour.

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