EDITORIAL | PNG Post-Courier
THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL PARLIAMENT belongs to the seven million people of this great nation – not the National Parliament Speaker and Finschhafen MP Theo Zurenuoc. It is absolutely outrageous that one man’s religious affiliations and definitions of good and evil is allowed to take precedence over that of PNG’s 1,000 tribes.
Mr Zurenuoc might want to check out Section 45 of the PNG Constitution which is explicit on the freedom of conscience, thought and religion. Does his decision to remove and destroy those intricately carved decorations within and outside the National Parliament (without the vetting of the 111-seat National Parliament) amount to a breach of Section 45 of the PNG Constitution?
Does his decision to act unilaterally amount to an abuse of his powers?