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City Police on full alert as Parliament resumes for Vote of No Confidence against Prime Minister O'Neill

Port Moresby Police are on full alert  today to ensure the public behave at the precinct of Parliament as Members meet to deal with the vote of no-confidence in the Prime Minister

City Police Chief Sylvester Kalaut has appealed to the public and non-governmental organisations not to disrupt the parliamentary process and must respect the rule of law.

"Parliament process is guided by the Constitution and leaders are mandated through the parliament and will exercise the judgment today, he said.

He also appealed to policemen and policewomen not to take sides, adding that those members who do will be dealt accordingly.

"There is restitution on us police and the first and foremost thing is to maintain peace … we have to make sure the outcome tomorrow is democratic," Kalaut said.

Police members yesterday also were instructed to conduct awareness before today into the settlement areas to remind citizens not to interfere and cause destructions in the city.

Met Supt Ben Turi warned the public that there will be no grouping or conveying of any kind as police will be in full operations.

His comments followed rumours that the people from Central Province were planning a convoy in groups to the city. But Turi said it will not be tolerated.

He added it was not necessary for people to crowd up at Parliament rather stay at their houses, in front of their television screens and watch the day’s proceedings.

"All daily business activities should be conducted normally, police will not be at the Parliament only but will be out in the city conducting road blocks to make sure Parliament session progresses without disturbance," Mr Turi said.

Each Police station commanders officers in charge and mobile squads from nine stations have been briefed on their stand yesterday on the vote of no-confidence as well.

Meanwhile, Police have set up road blocks  on several roads leading to Parliament and the city.

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