4 Aug 2004

Gun problems prompt PNG parliament adjournment

4:46 pm on 4 August 2004

Papua New Guinea's parliament has been adjourned for three months because of concerns about the security of MPs

Both the opposition - who are still boycotting the House - and the government have accused each other of bringing guns into parliament.

The Post-Courier newspaper reports that parliamentary security guards say they

have seen members carrying high-powered weapons but have so far refused to identify the MPs involved.

Parliament is set down to resume on November the 2nd for the traditional budget session.