The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) would like to clarify an articlepublished online on 15 February 2022 with a title ‘tension at Papua New Guinea
(PNG) Solomon’s border’ stating the the story was misleading and tarnish the
good reputation of RSIPF officers at the border between PNG and Solomon Islands
(SI) in Shortland Islands.
RSIPF Commissioner Mr Mostyn Mangau says the report in the article was false and
misleading for the general public consumption.
He said reports from Forward Commander (FC) Kulitanai Police Station on 8, 9, and
10of February 2022 there was nothing seen as what was mentioned in the article.
“An inquiry was conducted but there is no incident of such
did occur during the commencement of the deployment until now. There are illegal
fishing activities still carried out between our borders and RSIPF Patrol
officers always approached them in a good manner— as the mode of operational
responsibilities which advised the illegal anglers to return to their
villages,” Mangau said.He said: “I would like to make it very clear here that this kind of
article really is not good. We have a working relationship with PNG and
Bougainville Police to have some common understanding to look at what problems
both countries face in policing perspectives. It would be good if the reporter
of the article tried to dig deep well into his investigative journalism to find
out more of this story and balance it.”He says, “My media team is always available to deal with inquiries. The
RSIPF Media team can be contacted on phone 677 + 24016 or email them via this
email address: [email protected]
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