28 Mar 2012

Students at PNG university plan boycott over controversial new law

4:31 pm on 28 March 2012

Students from Papua New Guinea's University of Technology in Lae are planning to boycott classes tomorrow in protest at the Judicial Conduct Act.

The Post Courier newspaper reports that the Students Representative Council wants the measure, which gives MPs the power to suspend judges, repealed.

The Council announced on Monday on it had given its full backing to other universities around the country to condemn the new law.

The Council president, Joe Kaowai, says they feel that the passing of the Act is going to detrimentally affect the future of students and all citizens in the country.