Deal with people swearing in public


I REFER to yesterday’s The National report on page five by a senior magistrate in Lae being concerned about swearing.
People do not have respect for their communities, relatives and families when they swear using insulting words.
Back in 1970’s, we have a Police Offences Act which is now replaced by the Summary Offences Act, and we use to arrest suspects who use insulting words within hearing distance of another person, not the particular victim, which means that there were two different complainants.
That wording have been repealed.
I am seeing an increase in the number of drunk youths playing their music on the streets disturbing residents and arguing with each other using obscene language within the hearing distance of members of their communities.
Can our lawmakers and MPs look into this and address it?

Joseph Busil

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