Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has forthrightly stated that a main thrust of the nation’s new Cybersecurity Law is to target so-called “cowards” on the internet who “bully or slander”.
The Governor of Papua New Guinea’s capital said the use of live ammunition on students was “unwarranted” and has challenged Government claims that police were provoked with stone throwing, kicking off a violent confrontation.
The groundswell of discontent with Papua New Guinea’s Government, and more specifically the administration of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, provided the tinder for today’s violence around the nation’s main university campus.
El Nino-driven drought and frosts in the normally tropical highlands in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has brought Tasmania-like weather to the region, a regional administrator said.
A sting by a global NGO on high profile Papua New Guinea lawyers and broadcast on Australian television has caused an uproar in legal and political circles, as well as some of the more fiery social media sites.
Human Rights Watch released its World Rights Report 2015 late yesterday, and the chapter on Papua New Guinea detailed a range of concerns, including the nation’s problems with police brutality.