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by MICHAEL J. PASSINGAN   In a Minute dated 30/07/2015, controversial Police Commissioner Gari Baki wrote to his controversial Acting Deputy Commissioner Raphael Huafolo with the following contents: “This is to reiterate my previous instruction to the National Fraud Squad Anti-Corruption Directorate. No more Warrants of Arrests are to be obtained direct from the Courts. All requests for Warrants of Arrest by Police are to be referred to you for vetting and approval prior to referral to the Courts. Bring this to the notice of NFACD. Breaches will result in departmental action taken against officer concerned.” This minute is believed to have been circulated to all the Police throughout the country as there are fraud and corruption divisions and officers in all the provinces. PNG Blogs approached a prominent lawyer who has been practising law since the early 1990s and the lawyer bluntly said “unconstitutional and corruption at the highest level.” The lawyer said “ap

Restructuring, realignment or Re-positioning? A Practical Exercise in Intelligence Collation and Assessment

by PAUL AMATIO The recent reshuffle of the senior police hierarchy and command should not really surprise many. It was mooted earlier by Mr. Baki and has finally been effected. That includes the restructuring of the command structure. I guess that given the expansion in the population of the nation, such a restructuring is timely and beneficial to the constabulary. There only remains the task of finding enough men to fully outfit the various commands – not to mention the infrastructure and logistics required to maintain them and sustain them. But that is a political problem. Will the government give enough funding to ensure that this initiative by the Commissioner indeed fulfils its intention? With the 2017 General Elections around the corner, this structure also makes it much easier in terms of coordination, command and control. The movement of senior officers is also a good move, one would think. Many of those who have been in PHQ need to be moved out so they can effectively imple