PNG Defence Force

Student death case: Soldiers being dealt with

PNGDF Chief of Staff Colonel Mark Goina says that the matter first and foremost is a civil case being handled by police and supported by the army, who are providing the necessary information needed to conduct their investigations and bring those responsible to court.

Goina says that in relation to the three soldiers who are currently on bail they are still members of the Defence Force and will remain as such while the court process takes its course.

Defence calls for joint investigations

PNGDF Chief of Staff, Colonel Mark Goina says that this will be to ensure that proper transparent investigations are made into the case and to also address the issue of this being a repeat occurrence of soldiers and police taking to the streets to vent their frustrations over issues of conflict.

Goina says that the PNGDF will ensure that all soldiers implicated in the Manu Auto Port rampage and damaging of police vehicles will  be handed over to police to face the normal process of discipline.

One policeman nursing head injuries from Waigani clash with soldiers

A second policeman remains in hospital.

Waigani Police station Commander Micha Yosman said he is being monitored for head injuries.

Waigani market Burns as soldiers and police fight

Police station Commander Micha Yosman told PNG Loop that the fire was a result of crowds reacting to an attack by police at his station by a group of soldiers.

Yosman said ten soldiers fronted up in civilian clothes in an unmarked ten seater.

Online response to Jeremiah Yinu overwhelming

Many of our readers have commented with sadness over the lost life of a young man

A reader, Yvonne Sele, commented under the link of an update over the arrests that she hoped justice would prevail for the young life gone too soon.

Other readers also expressed anger at the actions of a few soldiers who tarnished the reputation of the PNGDF. Gus Manh said that the culprits should be brought to justice, adding that there were many good soldiers and the actions of the wrongdoers tarnished the others’ reputations.

PNG Loop's Breakfast Bites

Goroka set to host Highlands leg of Besta Cup

The final leg of the annual Besta Football Association Cup will get going in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province from October 9-11 at the National Sports Institute.

Toropo: Student assault probe not over

PM: our soldiers hunting for border kidnap gang

The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill tonight confirmed that “a group of individuals’’ were being sought over the missing men.

He said two Indonesian men are believed to have been captured and being held “against their will’’ near the border with Indonesia.

But the Prime Minister gave no other details of the two men or where the incident had happened along the border.

The Prime Minister said it would not be appropriate to release further information at this time on the current operation.