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Subject: Re: Cops set to grill governor, MP ...The National News - 16.05.07


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That MP is from WHP
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Date Posted: Wed, May 16 2007, 04:51:33pm
In reply to: Interested to know 's message, "Cops set to grill governor, MP ...The National News - 16.05.07" on Wed, May 16 2007, 01:23:09pm

News Wednesday 28th March , 2007

Charge MP, says group

A PARLIAMENTARIAN from Western Highlands, who had allegedly raped a young woman and later decided to marry her, must be brought to justice.
Consultative Implementation Monitoring Committee's Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) made this call yesterday and described the MPs action as disgraceful.

The committee had also called for leaders in the MP's area to ensure he was brought to trial and condemned the actions of those who had accepted compensation as a form of punishment for the parliamentarian's actions.
They said paying compensation for crimes such as rape in the Highlands hindered the efforts of those fighting for recognition of the rights of the children and women in PNG.

It aggravates the issues while perpetrators get away with crimes being committed and victims are left with long-term trauma and physical disabilities, they said.
The committee, headed by Dr Lawrence Kalinoe, said a leader in such a position should be immediately dismissed from office or resign to uphold the respect for the law and the dignity of the office he represented.
This is not an isolated case because we keep hearing rumours that many leaders are involved in such sexual activities and they (leaders) think that by being elected members or men with money in their pockets they can ask for any women or girl that they fancy, the committee said.
They said PNG needed role models and not elected leaders, who can use culture to hide from their crimes.

Elected leaders are supposed to be examples to the people they represent but this was sending the wrong message to people in the community, they said.
It also gave the impression to the world there were different laws for elected leaders from the rest of Papua New Guineans, and that it is alright for a child or women to be raped, they said.
The commmittee supported the Police Commissioner Gary Baki in his efforts to use the law and have the MP charged, urging the woman's relatives to co-operate with the police and ensure this happened



http://www.postcourier.com.pg/20070328/wehome.htm

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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 01:05:59pm

The news on Wed May 16 Says "a Highlands Governor (named)" and a "Oro MP" (named)......It is in fact NOT a Western Highlands MP.

The previous case with the Western Highlands MP has been dropped. This is a new Case.

Otherwise, it will obviously be Paias Wingti, but I'm not convinced its Paias. The Governor will be obviously from SHP or Enga

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Date Posted: Thu, May 17 2007, 02:46:35pm

The papers have got it wrong. It is the western highlands MP. It is not a new case. Even though the people concerned have dropped the case, the law will catch up with the culprit and he will pay for his actions.

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Date Posted: Fri, May 18 2007, 08:47:46am

Hope its not our Governor.........NA is keeping a close watch

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