PNG MP wants law change to tackle sorcery issue | Pacific Beat

PNG MP wants law change to tackle sorcery issue

PNG MP wants law change to tackle sorcery issue

Updated 19 February 2013, 18:10 AEDT

A Papua New Guinea MP wants the law changed to make it harder for sudden deaths to be blamed on sorcery.

Malakai Tabar, from the Melanesian Liberal Party, is a member of the country's Law Reform Commission, and he says the recent burning to death of a woman in Mt Hagen on suspicious of causing a boys death by witchcraft has embarrassed the entire nation.

He tells Bruce Hill that while laws can't affect people's beliefs in sorcery, there are things that can be done to make it harder for people to blame it when people die without explanation.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Papua New Guinea MP Malakai Tabar

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