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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Students give 24-hour deadline for Prime Minister Peter O'Neill to respond

Students from the University of Papua New Guinea have petitioned  Prime Minister Peter O’Neill a 24 hours to respond to their request. Failure to respond to their request  will lead to their mass withdrawal  from their studies.

The students have demanded Prime Ministers Peter O'Neill to step down and present himself to Police for questioning.

The Student Representative Council Present  said " we will continue to do what can until and unless the prime minister steps down from office."

This is the third week that students at UPNG and a number of other tertiary institutions around PNG have been calling for the prime minister Peter O'Neill to stand aside to face police investigation over his alleged role in a major fraud case.

Earlier this week, the Chief Secretary to Government said the people behind the protests were not students but agitators with sinister purposes.

Isaac Lupari has warned that people attempting to commit illegal acts as part of attempts to hijack student protests will face the full force of the law.

But a student leader, Hercules Jim, said Mr Lupari was making false allegations.

"We are not motivated by anything from the outside or external factors, nor politically motivated by the opposition whosoever NGO, activist," he said.

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