After repeated denials, Peter Munk dismissed charges of gang rape by his own security guards, claiming that gang rape was a "cultural habit" of Papua New Guinea.

On Feb 18 2011, in response to Barrick Security personnel being implicated in the gang rape of local women in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, Munk was quoted in the Globe and Mail saying that it would be impossible to police the behaviour of 5,550 employees, particularly in countries where, “gang rape is a cultural habit. Of course, you can't say that because it's politically incorrect."

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