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Doctor’s attack not taken lightly: Minister

Minister Mirisim said PNG Defence Force maintains zero tolerance towards violence and will work closely with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary for justice to prevail.

The Ear, Nose and Throat registrar was attacked at North Waigani by a PNG Defence Force soldier and his cohorts on May 19.

Dr Wahembari sustained trauma to his right eye, loss of vision and a fractured nose.

Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

Representative Frederica Wilson said he had told Myeshia Johnson: "He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway."

Mr Trump said Ms Wilson's account was "totally fabricated".

Sgt La David Johnson was killed in Niger by Islamist militants this month.

He was one four US special service soldiers who died in an ambush.

Mr Trump had already been criticised for not contacting the families of the dead servicemen right after the fatal ambush on 4 October.

Soldier in New Year standoff fined

Joe Mondo went before Magistrate Maristella Painap on Thursday for his penalty sentence after he earlier pleaded guilty to the offense.

He was arrested and charged with being in possession of a pistol without a license, a charge under Section 27 (a) of the Firearms Act.

Mondo was has a rank of Lieutenant in the army was told by Magistrate Painap that his actions on New Year’s eve which led to the stand-off between Police and Soldiers at the Boroko Police station did not reflect on his rank.