Apprehending the people is not an issue but destroying their personal belongings is the concern. Isn't there a better way of handling such situations. This is intimation and may cause further problems along the border if not handled properly. Bougainville is heading for independence and would like to see a better approach by its neighbor which we have always enjoyed over so many decades.

Hence we are asking for some common sense to prevail in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic especially in our shared traditional border waters.