22 Apr 2014

PNG Indonesia border reported to be still unsafe

10:12 am on 22 April 2014

Reports from Papua New Guinea says PNG citizens has been told not to cross the border with Indonesia at the Wutung crossing because it is not safe.

The Post Courier reports the commanding officer of PNG forces at the border, Major Peter Waiaki, told the media in Vanimo that the situation at the border is still tense and there is no guarantee that the lives of PNG citizens will be protected.

Major Waiaki said the OPM rebels were attacking the Indonesian establishment at Batas and Indonesian officials randomly and it was still unsafe for PNG citizens.

The border was re-opened last Wednesday.