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    Papua New Guinea opposition Leader replies to PNG Police Commissioner

     
    Press Release from this afternoons Press Conference by the Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah.

    The Opposition Leader Belden Namah today stated that he has received information that the Commissioner of Police has issued an Order for his arrest in response to his letter of Friday 17 January 2014 informing the Commissioner that it was his opinion that the Commissioner had perverted the course of justice by suspending the four Police officers who instigated the arrest warrants to be issued by the Court for the arrest of the Prime Minister and the two other senior Ministers. In the letter Mr Namah had requested him to reinstate the Police officers because he considered the Commissioner's action to amount to perversion of the course of justice.

    "Now the Commissioner thinks that my request is a threat. Well, in my opinion, it is not a threat and I have committed no offence. The Commissioner should specify which law I am alleged to have broken. I think if he reflects on it he would realise that I have not broken any law", Mr Namah stated.

    As a leader and Member of Parliament, I have a right and privilege under section 115(3) of the Constitution to speak out on matters of public importance including the question of non-performance of public duties by persons holding constitutional offices. In this respect all matters that I speak about are privileged pursuant to that section of the Constitution and I cannot be silenced or intimidated as a concerned citizen and elected leader of this nation.

    In further developments, I would like to inform this nation that Mr Kulunga has abused his office by directing certain Police officers to obtain a faulty and illegal search warrant directed at BeMobile to provide to the Commissioner records of all my incoming and outgoing telephone calls and messages. This is an attack on my right to privacy and I assure the Commissioner that he will hear from me on this issue.

    The actions of the Commissioner is bordering on the creation of a Police State in Papua New Guinea.
    Press Release from this afternoons Press Conference by the Opposition Leader, Hon. Belden Namah.

    The Opposition Leader Belden Namah today stated that he has received information that the Commissioner of Police has issued an Order for his arrest in response to his letter of Friday 17 January 2014 informing the Commissioner that it was his opinion that the Commissioner had perverted the course of justice by suspending the four Police officers who instigated the arrest warrants to be issued by the Court for the arrest of the Prime Minister and the two other senior Ministers. In the letter Mr Namah had requested him to reinstate the Police officers because he considered the Commissioner's action to amount to perversion of the course of justice.

    "Now the Commissioner thinks that my request is a threat. Well, in my opinion, it is not a threat and I have committed no offence. The Commissioner should specify which law I am alleged to have broken. I think if he reflects on it he would realise that I have not broken any law", Mr Namah stated.

    As a leader and Member of Parliament, I have a right and privilege under section 115(3) of the Constitution to speak out on matters of public importance including the question of non-performance of public duties by persons holding constitutional offices. In this respect all matters that I speak about are privileged pursuant to that section of the Constitution and I cannot be silenced or intimidated as a concerned citizen and elected leader of this nation.

    In further developments, I would like to inform this nation that Mr Kulunga has abused his office by directing certain Police officers to obtain a faulty and illegal search warrant directed at BeMobile to provide to the Commissioner records of all my incoming and outgoing telephone calls and messages. This is an attack on my right to privacy and I assure the Commissioner that he will hear from me on this issue.

    The actions of the Commissioner is bordering on the creation of a Police State in Papua New Guinea.

    GOD BLESS PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Hon. Belden Norman Namah, MP

    Leader of the Opposition

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