'Mentally unstable’ asylum seeker violent, claims MP

Member for Manus, Ronny Knight, is asking PNG and Australia’s immigration ministers to urgently act on the case of an asylum seeker who is now refusing to live in the detention centre.

Knight says the asylum seeker has been roaming around Lorengau town and has become violently aggressive towards the locals.

Knight alleges the individual is mentally unstable and is a risk to the community at large.

“He assaulted several people in the town, including another asylum seeker,” said Knight.

Knight is calling on authorities to take the necessary steps to deal with the unstable asylum seeker.

Knight said: “I am asking the authorities to show us the procedures to be taken in this instance, who is responsible for this illegal alien?”

He is calling on Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato to act on the matter immediately.

(File picture of Manus MP Ronny Knight)

Meredith Kuusa