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    PNG wants to rethink forest law and governance

    Papua New Guinea’s Centre for Environmental and Community Rights, or CELCOR, is demanding the sacking of police working for logging companies. This follows the killing of two landowners and a police officer in a forestry operation in East Sepik last month. The deaths sparked a parliamentary call for an enquiry into police officers working for logging companies as guards. CELCOR’s Peter Bosip said police working for logging companies should no longer be tolerated and Police Commissioner David Manning should take action. “The police commissioner should call all the men from the logging camps and wherever it is found that police are doing illegal business working for a logging company, they…