PNG DEPLOYS SECURITY PERSONNEL TO SI
Papua New Guinea has deployed 35 security personnel to assist restore order in Solomon Islands’ capital, Honiara as rioting continues into second day.
When Prime Minister James Marape announced the security assistance, his SI counterpart, Manasseh Sogavare’s house was on fire during midday today. https://pngsun.com/png-raises-red-flag-on-west-papua-issue/
Sources close to PM said the personnel included 20 special police force and 15 correctional servicemen.
PM Marape said the deployment of security personnel stemmed from a formal request for assistance from PM Manasseh.
Additionally, Australia has sent over 60 Federal Police and Defense Force Personnel.
PNG Security personnel have already boarded a flight to Honiara. They are due to touch down this evening.
A peaceful protest march staged on Wednesday in the nation’s capital turned into looting and rioting. They have petitioned PM Manasseh to step down. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/25/world/asia/solomon-islands-riot.html
Angry protestors burnt down several buildings and looted shops.
He responded that SI Parliament could vote him out.
PM Manasseh in his address to the nation said police would identify culprits and face the full force of law.