O’Neill’s comments on US shooting condemned

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

UNIVERSITY of Papua New Guinea students have condemned the response by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the university council to the shooting of fellow students by police last Wednesday in Port Moresby.
Student Representative Council president Kenneth Rapa said if O’Neill could waste no time in expressing his sympathy and support to the families of those killed and injured in Orlando, Florida, United States, “I see no logic why he could not do (the same) to his own people who suffered gunshots by the police”.
“Even the university council and the administration says police are doing what they are supposed to be doing,” he said.
“I wonder why such shooting by police on unarmed innocent students could hardly be condemned by the authorities. What’s the problem there? Do we miss something along the line of judgement that the police themselves could use a formula to calculate and condemn or condone?
“It’s condemned by the international community and yet look at what our local leaders and bureaucrats say.”
Eight students suffered gunshot wounds and were admitted at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
The students were shot at by police last Wednesday when trying to march to Parliament House to support their demand for O’Neill to step down from office while police investigate allegations of corruptions made against him.