Archive for Papua New Guinea
Four Chinese have been killed in a bread shop in Papua New Guinea’s capital city of Port Moresby, the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea confirmed Wednesday. “The three men and a woman were in a bread shop when they were killed at around 9 p.m. local time on Monday,” the Chinese Embassy officials told Xinhua. They added that the victims are all Shanghaineses. Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill on Wednesday condemned the killing in a statement, calling the attack “brutal and cowardly”. In 2009, attacks against Chinese businesses in the country left two people dead.
The United States Embassy in Papua New Guinea is calling on the country’s politicians to respect the constitution and uphold democratic institutions. In a statement, the Embassy says recent political developments underscore the need for the 2012 national elections to move forward as scheduled. It says it hopes parliament’s recommendation that states of emergency be declared in parts of the country will not disrupt the election campaign or the voting process. The Embassy says the vote is a unique opportunity for Papua New Guineans to shape their country’s future at a critical time in the nation’s history.