Ex-asylum seeker sneaks back in


Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha says they will deal with a former asylum seeker who has re-entered the country illegally.
The Bandladeshi national is married to a woman from Manus and has a two-year-old son.
“That person has breached the laws of the country for unlawful entry and his presence in the country without an entry permit,” Kantha said.
“So he will be charged under the Migration Act and deported after being fined or serving his time.”
Police detained the man in Wewak, East Sepik, and charged him with entering the country illegally.
He came back through Indonesia.
East Sepik provincial police commander Superintendent Robert Gesa saidthe man was caught when he tried to apply for a National Identification card using false information.
Gesa said the man was at the refugee detension centre in Manus from October 2013 to February last year.
He was deported to Bangladesh after his application for refugee status was rejected. Gesa said that while in Manus, the man fathered a son with a woman from Lorengau.
“The man returned to PNG through Indonesia and entered West Sepik on March 3 from Papua province.”
Gesa said he got on a boat to come to Wewak and stayed with his “in-laws”. He was arrested last Thursday when filling in an NID application form and a birth certificate form.
He claimed that his father was Indian and his mother was from Manus.
Gesa said NID officers noticed that he was nervous when filling the forms and called police.
His real identity was confirmed during an interview.