Cabinet expresses concern about sexual assault crimes Guyana Chronicle
April 1, 2004

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CABINET has expressed "serious concerns" about increasing resort by bandits to sexual assault, and expressed the view that the motive is to create terror.

Speaking at his weekly news conference yesterday Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS), Dr Roger Luncheon declared: "Cabinet noted with much concern the increasing resort of the bandits to sexual assault. Cabinet's view was the motive behind this was terror, a cold calculated move to torment individuals, families and communities."

These recent developments is seen by cabinet as part of a campaign designed to quickly heighten social tension in the face of lack luster public responses to the opposition People's National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) machinations over the death squad allegations.

"The poverty of that approach lies in the most likely negative reactions by the members of those besieged communities to the appeal of the opposition PNC/R being made at the same time that terror is being implanted in the communities," the HPS asserted.