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Re: Benjamin Mul charged with raping 14-year-old
Posted Oct 19, 2011 5:51 PM
If you grew up in a western system, you would be right.
However, you must consider that our country is a long way from becoming westernized, at least the majority of our people are a long, long way from that.
Western justice has some serious shortcomings when applied to a village environment, one being its extremely vulnerability to being corrupted.
Thus, while we all would wish that Benjamin Mul would go to prison for what he did, this IS PNG, we are NOT a western society and the chances of him going to jail are pretty low.
It would be far better in that context for him to at least be forced to pay a very high compensation. At least he would be punished.
100 years from now, you will probably be right. But not now.
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