A MAN who was re-arrested earlier this month over alleged cybercrime offences had his case dismissed by the Boroko District Court yesterday.
Magistrate Rebecca Kalepo dismissed the case of Adam Chin Cheah, following a request made by police prosecutor Snr Sgt Peter Asi, to withdraw the case as the provisions used to charge Cheah were incorrect.
Cheah, 18, of mixed Malaysian and Philippines parentage who is also facing a sexual penetration charge before the Waigani Committal Court, was re-arrested on July 1.
PORT Moresby Met Supt Perou N’dranou is appealing to victims of crime to put their complaints in at police stations rather than on social media where police cannot act.
“Your complaint will have no effect if you post it on Facebook or go to the media,” was his advice to the public.
“I have always emphasised on this,” Met Supt N’dranou said.
“If you register your complaint at the nearest police station, then it will be investigated and proceed according to the law.
“And justice will be served on the perpetrators.“
A GROUP of final-year PNG studies and international relations students of Divine Word University are conducting an online awareness campaign against an increasing number of counterfeit products in PNG.
Group leader Delailah Karis said the campaign was part of their international and regional security studies assignment.
“We were supposed to do campaign in and around Madang town but decided to do it online because of the Covid-19 restrictions,” she said.
A CHURCH head says he totally agrees with and supports the idea of having an internet filtering system.
Responding to an article in The National on Monday about the Censorship Office calling for an internet filtering system, Evangelical Lutheran church head bishop Rev Dr Jack Urame said technology was beneficial and served a good purpose but the human tendency of misusing but abusing technology for self-gratification was increasing.
“The result, as we have seen today, is destructive,” he said.
“We have seen new trends of social behaviour which is completely out of our social moral standards, cultural values and Biblical principles.
LAE Met Supt Chief Insp Chris Kunyanban is concerned about the increase in cybercrime cases over the last few weeks.
He mentioned that assault cases reported to police over the last few weeks had risen as well as breaking and entering and stealing.
Met Supt Kunyanban said cybercrime was on the rise in Lae and it was a serious offence and police were getting tough on those perpetrators.