PNG’S WOMEN LEADERS CALL FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

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PNG’S WOMEN LEADERS CALL FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (April 20, 2000 - Post-Courier)---Women leaders want the capital punishment law imposed and are calling for an immediate review of the Censorship Board.

National Women's Council President Susan Setae made her comments during a Women Against Violence forum in Port Moresby.

"The Government must immediately review the membership of the Censorship Board and set up a strong committee, with half of the membership to be women, and impose the capital punishment law for brutal murders," she said.

She called on the community to stand together to fight against crime in PNG.

The women leaders called on the Government to:

The National Parliament Speaker Bernard Narokobi said PNG was basically a tribal society, which was not used to civil order.

He said the idea to hang and kill might not help.

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