PNG promised more disciplined, ethical police

11:02 am on 14 September 2015

Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says he has taken note of recent public criticism and is determined to win back people's trust and confidence in the force.

PNG police on patrol

PNG police on patrol Photo: AFP

In an open letter to mark the country's 40th anniversary of independence, Gary Baki says problems affecting performance and morale are wide ranging, but he is working tirelessly to restore discipline and good ethics.

Mr Baki says the country has a lot to be proud of as a nation of a thousand tribes with over 800 languages that has managed to unite as one people.

Comparing Papua New Guinea to the Israelites he says the country has wandered through the wilderness for the last 40 years and is standing at a crossroads ready to travel to "the promised land".

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