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Standstill in PNG

Pina
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

PORT MORESBY (NBC) - Business in Port Moresby is expected to come to a standstill today when the union movement together with non-governmental organisations and others demonstrate in solidarity to get the government to repeal the Judicial Conduct Act as well as rescind its decision to defer election.

The PNG Business Council and Transparency International PNG, women organisations and UPNG students have all joined hands with the union movement and NGOs for this course.

They all gathered at the Union Headquarters at Korobosea in Port Moresby yesterday, agreeing to stage the demonstration today and to hand their petition to PM Peter O'Neill.

The unions together with NGOs, TI-PNG, PNG Business Council and UPNG SRC representatives resolved this yesterday that they will gather at the Sir John Guise Stadium to hand their petition to Prime Minister Peter O'Neil.

They all want the Judicial Conduct Act to be repealed and the motion to defer election, rescinded.

They also vowed to stage a peaceful protest march to Parliament and to camp outside parliament house if need be, until their petition is entertained.

According to them, this will be the biggest protest in the country's history, concerning matters of national interest.