28 Apr 2008

No date given for public release of report into riots in Solomon Islands in 2006

10:42 am on 28 April 2008

The Solomon Islands government has given no time frame of when it will release the findings of a Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 riots in the capital, Honiara.

More than 30 Australian police officers serving with RAMSI were injured in the riots and much of Honiara's Chinatown trading district was burnt down.

The riots were sparked by the election of Snyder Rini as prime minister by the nation's 50 MPs following national elections.

The Prime Minister Derek Sikua was handed the Inquiry's report last week.

But as our correspondent, Dorothy Wickham, says the prime minister has remained silent on when the report will be made public.

"He has not made any commit to time, he has basically said that he is going to have to take it to Cabinet before actually making it public, so that may take a few months."