More attacks during Pom Fun Run

The St John’s Ambulance medical team wasn’t the only ones that got attacked this morning during the PNG Olympic Committee’s Trukai Fun Run event.

A senior photographer with the National Newspaper was also attacked and robbed off his personal items including his camera.

His son who posted on social media about the attack said his sister was also dragged 10 meters on the ground by these thugs in an effort to remove her “bilum” bag from her.

He also condemned the actions of these youths.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop said he will raise the issue with Trukai and the PNG Olympic Committee.

The PNG Olympic Committee’s Fun Run is Team PNG’s single largest fundraising event and is the largest social and sporting event in PNG with an estimated 80,000 participants taking part nationwide.

The objective of this event is to raise funds for Team PNG to attend international sporting events such as the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Charmaine Poriambep