A horrific video showing armed Papua New Guinea police viciously beating a naked boy will be raised at a high-level meeting with Australia’s foreign minister.
The graphic video, which was posted online, shows two armed officers whipping the boy and kicking him in the head.
Police Commissioner Gari Baki told the PNG Post-Courier he has ordered a full investigation.
“My stand on police brutality continues to be disregarded by a few officers and I will not hesitate to come down hard on officers who are not protecting and serving the people,” he told the newspaper on Wednesday.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was asked if Australia’s aid program and federal police training program was working in PNG.
Ms Bishop said she would raise the incident with PNG’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Rimbink Pato, who she is due to meet on Wednesday afternoon.
“It does indicate that Australia should continue to maintain a presence there assisting, advising, supporting the PNG police and the PNG community,” she told reporters on Wednesday.