Matane condemns attack

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The National, Thursday 13th June 2013


FORMER governor-general Grand Chief Sir Paulias Matane has condemned the attack on Madang resident judge Justice David Cannings.

He said in Kokopo yesterday that the attack was very disappointing and uncalled for.

“There is a need to respect high profile people like Judge Cannings who work tirelessly to maintain order in this country,” he said.

Sir Paulias said it was also important for people to note that respect should be given to all citizens.

He said people were yet to know what it meant to be called “Christians.

“Our founding fathers have worked together to put one of the best constitutions in the world and it is here to guide us in all areas, it gives us the identity as a Christian country,” he said.

That meant PNG had to be a true Christian country reflected on what people think, say and do, he said.

“If we all can do this then this country will definitely change, it will be peaceful and safe for all.”

Sir Paulias said it was also important for people to learn the philosophies in life – forgive, forget, focus on the future, move forward and be free.

“Why do we want to be prisoners of our own bad attitude? It only brings us no good,” he said.

Sir Paulias said East New Britain was also growing very fast in terms of criminal activities such as murder, incest and adultery and urged people in the province to change their attitude.