I know the Police Minister, Jelta Wong, has a complicated job to do. But this decision announced publicly is wrong. It doesn’t serve the interests of the country or the democracy. All it does is reinforce the notion that lawlessness is acceptable if the government doesn’t listen to you.
The concern by police officers and warders is genuine. I totally agree that they should be paid. The action to damage parliament is wrong. As Minister of Police, you should enforce the law. We cannot allow our country to slip into anarchy.
When Major General Jerry Singirok and the PNGDF kicked out Sandline, solders went to parliament, students barricaded the precincts and soldiers led by Major Walter Enuma went into the people’s house. They did it for the nation’s interests and they didn’t destroy property. Major Walter Enuma was mindful of the constitution when he handed over his sidearm to another officer before going into the PEOPLE’S house.
Mr. Minister, if the teachers who have been affected by ongoing pay cuts do the same and storm parliament, what then? Are you going to send it police to arrest them? Or are you going to give them a public pardon just like you are doing now?
What kind of a message are you sending here? That we are a nation of rogues supported by the Minister for Police?
I support the fact that allowances should be paid on time. But Sorry bro, your decision is wrong!