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INSTABILITY IN POLICE FORCE

October 11 2006 at 12:49 PM
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Kulunga denies police in-fighting

ACTING Commissioner, Tom Kulunga said there was no fighting and instability within the police force. Mr Kulunga held a news conference yesterday to clarify misconception on what was perceived to be fighting within the police force over the commissioner’s post. He said the police force stood united and loyal to the constabulary and the commissioner of police who was duly appointed by the national government of PNG. “These are merely corrective measures taken to stabilise a situation which had the potential to destabilise the police force,” Mr Kulunga said. He said as long as he was in charge the police force would not be used to wage private or personal fights as the force did not belong to any single person.

“As the acting commissioner of police I sanctioned various disciplinary actions taken,” Mr Kulunga said. “We are following due processes and taking necessary and appropriate actions to deal with officers who had by their actions or inactions, shown no respect for authority, did not respect appropriate rules and regulations of the police force or the laws of our country and brought the constabulary into disrepute.” He said the behaviour of a handful of policemen brought disrepute to the constabulary and has tainted its image and posed a threat to national security.

Mr Kulunga said the actions taken were aimed to instill command, control and maintain stability within the force. Also this week the National Government approved K20 million to be paid to members of the constabulary as outstanding increments and will be translated into their pay packets towards the end of the year. Mr Kulunga said the appointment of Southern Region Commander would be done soon. He said Cabinet would make the appointment for SHP State of Emergency Controller

POST COURIER DATED 11/ 10/06

 
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MANGI MOROBE

TOTAL BULL****

October 11 2006, 1:07 PM 

I THINK THIS ARTICLE OR WHAT MR KULUNGA IS FULL OF LIES. THERE IS FOR SURE INSTABILITY IN THE POLICE FORCE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND EVERY ONE COULD EASILY IDENTIFY THAT..THE SENIOR OFFICERS IN THE FORCE ARE FIGHTING OVER TOP POSITIONS. I PERSONALLY THINK THEY DO NOT CONSIDER TO RUN THE ADMINISTRATION AS A WHOLE BUT ARE TOO MUCH INTO THEIR PERSONAL INTEREST AS WELL AS POLITICS...
CONSIDER THESE RECENT EVENTS;
1. REMOVAL OF GARI BAKI,,FROM SOE IN SH
2. WHO WANTS TO BE POLICE COMMISSIONER- REMOVAL AND PLACEMENT OF DIFFERENT OFFICERS.
3. OTHER OFFICERS JUST HELD UP ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER AT GUNPOINT..

FROM WHAT I THINK IS GARY BAKI IS DOING A FINE JOB IN THE SOE EVENT, SO HE SHOULD BE REMOVED. HE IS A FINE COP IN PNG..BELIEVES AND FIGHTS FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
TOO MUCH TENSIONS IN THE COUNTRY'S ROYAL FORCE,,WHO ARE THE PEOPLE GOING TO TURN TOO FOR PROTECTION..WHO ARE WE GOING TO BELIEVE IT,,
THE MAIN ISSUE BEHIND THE FORCE IS NEPOTISM AS WE ALL KNOW,,

YUR VIEWS ON THIS ARTICLE ABOVE WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATE...
CHEERS- MANGI MOROBE

 
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Na mi tok wanem bipo - WE NEED AN OUTSIDER to be POLICE COMMISSIONER

October 12 2006, 10:15 AM 

Somebody neutral. Awan Sete, Sam Inguba, Tom Kulunga, Tony Wagambi, Gary Baki, Geofery Vaki, Tom Kulunga and Haufolo all have their own comrades inwith the police force and also have their Asian Connections. Some of them never run out of pokies money and take sides in political issues and foil up investigations into mafia type big money cases. The same goes to the CHIEF JUSTICE !!!!!!

 
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Re: Na mi tok wanem bipo - WE NEED AN OUTSIDER to be POLICE COMMISSIONER

October 12 2006, 11:56 AM 

Inguba should face the music over his involvement with the K4 million kina payout to Nelson Wahune of lae. kulumga and the others also have devous connections. I think a straight shooter is the metropilitan chief of lae city Simon kauba, and probable geffrey vaki. They are no nosense guys who could take the force to the next level.

 
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We need an outsider to be Police Commissioner

October 12 2006, 12:56 PM 

Corruption and infighting in Police is quite prevalent in all countries, PNG is no exception. I think it is more rife in PNG than anywhere elss. The biggest contibuting factor is that Police personals are poorly paid and some of them live in depressing housing condtions. Fixing this probelms may partly solve the problem.

In the current striff in our force, Inguba could have been aksed by the Govn. to continue on acting basis when his contract was up for renewal,however his perosnal involvement in the investigation of the K4m was the cause of his removal. It seems that he has benefited from the case, including other prominant ex departmental heads such. This are the very people who master minded the removal the former State Solicitor who has since been proven innocent by the court. It also seems that the bulk of the people behine this whole affair are from the same region. We hope the law will appropirately punsih these idiots.

 
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