Punishments should be reasonable


THE enforcement of the emergency orders vested on the National Pandemic Response Controller’s office by the Constitution is abused by rogue cops and officers.
The citizens have the right to protection of law under section 37 of the constitution.
They should not be punished with punishments that are not described under law.
This is not happening because people are reluctant to abide the emergency orders.
Ordering people to do push-ups and hugging the opposite sex in public places is uncalled for.
The application of law should be clear.
People who break the law have rights and deserve to be treated with dignity.
That’s why punishments for breaking the law shouldn’t degrade someone’s dignity.
The emergency orders should be reviewed and law enforcers should do right by the people.

Justine Pendene,
UPNG Law Student