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RSIPF says claims of tension at border was misleading

File photo: RSIPF officers at the broder.
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The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) would like to clarify an article published 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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