Jelta Wong

Police Minister to enforce ‘One-Strike’ Policy

“The Government has made it clear, that in our disciplined services, we have a ‘one-strike and you are out’ policy on serious issues.

“The nation looks to our disciplined forces to set an example, so when codes of conduct are broken there is no excuse.

"Details of the incident are being investigated, and I urge people to wait until the facts have been established, and not listen to rumor."

Minister Wong said all personnel claimed to be involved in this matter are to be stood down from active service while the investigation is underway.

Report officers involved in SABLs: Minister

Minister for Police, Jelta Wong, said he issued a statement last year that police should not be used to intimidate or harass landowners, and that stance has not changed.

Following his appointment last year, Minster Wong said police are not to interfere in SABL matters.

He also said the National Executive Council Decision of 187/2014 to revoke and cancel all SABLs was in force and there should not be any such operation.

“The stance is still the same. I put out a statement when I was one month into the job. I said that no policemen will be in those SABL areas.

Hela Governor condemns attack on cops

The killing happened along the Mendi highway. 

Undialu said he had anticipated such an attack, which was why he came out in the media to warn the public not to interfere with issues affecting the people of Hela.

Governor Undialu said killing, robbery and rape is common along the Nipa-Mendi section of the Highlands Highway and leaders of the province need to come out and address this.

He said the name of the entire Southern Highlands and Hela province continues to be tarnished, thanks to a handful of troublemakers.

Police Minister condemns attack on officers

Two officers were reportedly gunned down during the weekend. Details into the killing are yet to be established.

In a statement, Minister Jelta Wong says: “In light of the current situation in the Southern Highlands Province, a number of fatalities were sustained by the RPNGC as a result of a deliberate and cowardly attack by members of the public on members of the RPNGC, an action I condemn as the Police Minister.” 

Wong pledges fresh start and pride restoration

Wong, when giving his maiden speech as Police Minister has pledge to start fresh and make RPNGC the best government entity in the country and Pacific.

 "The Royal Papua New Guinea Police Constabulary is one of the key establishments of Papua New Guinea. We have a long and proud history, steeped in meritorious conduct and our institution is the platform for which law and order in this country should be built upon."

He said too often, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary has been the centre of controversy, tainted by the actions of a few.

New ATM for Gazelle district

Bank South Pacific (BSP) officially launched a new ATM at BSP’s Kerevat sub-branch on Wednesday, 13th September, 2017.

The ATM was officially launched by Member for Gazelle & Minister for Police, Jelta Wong.

The Minister expressed his gratitude towards BSP for providing this vital service to his people and the district.

“My people no longer have to travel a long distance to Kokopo for simple banking requirements, as the branch and the installation of the ATM now saves the people of Gazelle district time and money.”

New ATM to reduce travels

The Bank South Pacific (BSP) officially launched the new ATM at its Kerevat sub-branch recently adding to its existing growing services in the Province.

The event was attended by Police Minister and Member for Gazelle, Jelta Wong, as well as the District Development Authority (DDA) CEO, Rosemary Murure, and Board Members.

Minister Wong expressed his gratitude towards BSP for providing this vital service to his people and the District.

Police Minister focused on improving policing

Queried during his first official event as the minister in charge of police, Wong stated that this is the first of the many events that he will ensure to provide in bringing out the best of the RPNGC.

He said there has been a lot of negative vibe towards the Royal Papua New Guinea in the past, but this is about to change.

Wong reiterated that after this event, there will be many more that will follow; RPNGC will return to its former glory.

Jelta Wong – Police Minister

ENB MPs sworn in as Ministers

The leaders were sworn in by Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae today at the Government House in Port Moresby.

The sworn-in Ministers included Kokopo MP Emil Tammur as Culture and Tourism Minister, Gazelle MP Jelta Wong as Police Minister and Pomio MP Elias Kapavore as the Public Service Minister.

The leaders told Loop PNG that their move to the Government is for the benefit of the province and not for their personal gain.

Minister Tammur and Minister Wong said criticisms by people from ENB are only from a minority.

Young Wong contests Gazelle Open seat

Kerevat is the growth centre of Gazelle district, the biggest district in East New Britain province.
The town was awaken to the blaring of vehicle horns, loud hailers and chants for a much deserved change for the people who have seen meager government services over the last five years.

Jelta Wong, a local boy who grow up all his life in the Gazelle outback and seen how his people suffer from basic government services over the years, promised by leaders during election time has stepped forward to be the channel for service to his people without fear or favour.