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Singirok says control of lethal weapons entry has broken down

Jerry Singirok

NEWS REPORT | PNG National Broadcasting Corporation

PORT MORESBY – The chairman of the Guns Control Committee and former commander of the PNG Defence Force Major-General (retired) Jerry Singirok has said the Papua New Guinea government needs to invest heavily in border security.

The committee was set up in 2005 to come up with recommendation to address issues of gun violence in the country.

It made 244 recommendations but nothing was done by the government to address them.

Mr Singirok, speaking on the NBC's Morning Tru program, said stringent control measures should be taken at PNG’s border entry points to monitor and curb deadly weapons.

"The other biggest issue is that we have a border security problem,” he said.

“The government has not invested much in security forces to ensure border control is enforced.

“For example, Wutung-Batas, the Indonesian check point, is the weakest, weakest point.”


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Lindsay F Bond

Four years ago, with a grainy turn of phrase, Gary Juffa remarked "Eventually, I graduated from thinking to despair." That comment was of one aspect of border and visitation.

Bordering on despair would seem a likely reason for broadcasting what is suggested to be blindingly ongoing. This border issue smacks of invitation.

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