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PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea opposition MP and former Attorney General, Kerenga Kua, says the Commission of Inquiry into unrest at the nation’s universities is likely to be a whitewash.

“In order to understand the actions you need to understand the activities that preceded them in the suppression of accountability in the entire government system. Right now it’s only directed towards the students and it will end up in a whitewash.”

Kerenga Kua has proposed four additional terms of reference for the commission to investigate including:

The identification of the underlying reasons for the students unrest.

The identification of any possible failures by state institutions and agents in dealing with any issues identified by the students.

What action, if any, ought to be taken to correct future reoccurrence of similar failures by the mentioned parties. - RNZI