Manus MP Ronny Knight

'Mentally unstable’ asylum seeker violent, claims MP

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?”

Knight: Move refugees, asylum seekers out!

He has called on the Australian Government to return those allegedly involved in the rape of a local, for investigations.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the weekend announced the one-off refugee resettlement deal between Australia and the US for people on Manus Island and Nauru to be moved to the United States.

Turnbull, alongside Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, over the weekend said the deal would only apply to those currently on Nauru and Manus Island. 

Love dilemma for refugees in Manus

He issued the call after Loop PNG enquired about local women marrying refugees.

“When they are taken away or move away, what will happen to the wives and children? PNG immigration has to be aware that they and their Australian counterparts are exposed to anyone taking a lawsuit on them over their mishandling of the whole thing,” Knight said.

“My major concern is the Regional Processing Centre (RPC) staff marrying asylum seekers. It clearly is a mess that immigration has to fix immediately.