Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz

PNG Today reports that the Opposition has denied allegations that it had been influencing and supporting the national university student protests against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his government over the past two months.

Opposition leader Don Polye rejected the allegations in Parliament.

Polye said such allegations were an insult to the intellect of the university students because it said they were incapable of understanding the country’s economic situation.

He added that students were future leaders and intellectuals who could make their stand if they saw the country not being run the way it should be.

They did not need to be told about it by any politician.