SOLOMON ISLANDS LEADER WANTS DEATH PENALTY APPROVED

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (April 28, 1998 - PACNEWS)---A political leader from Guadalcanal Province has called on the Alliance for Change government to establish the death penalty for murderers.

Provincial Assembly Member and Former Guadalcanal Premier Siriako Usa made the request in a letter to Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu following the brutal killing of a Guadalcanal woman in Honiara last week.

Usa says the government was not doing enough to protect innocent people from inhumane killers.

The government should address the problem, he said, by introducing the death penalty --either by hanging or the electric chair-- for people who are found guilty of first degree murder.

Usa encouraged Prime Minister Ulufa'alu to deal with the matter quickly, before it developed into a serious national issue.

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