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Man’s death incites Taraka riot

The deceased was stabbed during a fight last week at one of the communities in Taraka when he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

His passing led to a riot among members of the community and police in Lae were on high alert, saying situation was very tense.

Chief Inspector Timothy Pomoso, standing in for the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, said the incident has caused a disturbance amongst the communities and police were monitoring it.

However, he is confident the police personnel will contain the issue. 

More updates to follow…

3 dead, several injured in Kundiawa riot

The incident occurred at around 7am on Sunday.

A source told TVWAN news that supporters of sitting MP Tobias Kulang tried to enter the counting centre when they were stopped by members of the public, which then led to a big fight.

Provincial Police Commander, Alex N’Drasal, confirmed that Kulang is in police custody in Goroka, firstly for his own safety, and to wait out his court hearing.

PPC N’Drasal said Kulang’s first court appearance this morning did not eventuate because there was no judge to see to it.

Goroka campus on lock down as student factions riot

Reliable sources at the University of Goroka campus told Loop PNG that the fight broke among the faction of Chimbu/Goroka students and the Western Highlands/Enga students.

The source who wanted to remain unanimous because of safety reasons said the disagreement between the students started on Saturday where students attending their inservice training agreed to resume classes today but this did not go down well with other students.

Currently, the main gate at the campus is closed as people are gathering at the gates.

Looters attack Madang shops

Police are deployed to patrol the streets on a 24-hour basis to keep the once upon a time beautiful Madang Town from further destruction.

According to police sources, their operation will last at least a week to ensure no  further destruction of properties in Madang.

Police said the riot led to shops, mainly owned  by Asians and resulted  from a  protest called by locals but rejected by police.

The protest notice was turned down by police. Opportunists took advantage of the situation and damaged stores mainly owned by the Asians.