PNG speaker wants forgiveness for police who stormed parliament

11:02 am on 22 January 2019
Security at PNG parliament

A scene from the raid in November. Photo: Facebook / Bryan Kramer

The speaker of Papua New Guinea's parliament wants the police to call off its investigation into a group of police officers who stormed parliament in November.

The security personnel stormed parliament soon after the country hosted the APEC summit, demanding promised payment from the government.

The speaker, Job Pomat, says he wants the probe called off because parliament embraced forgiveness.

A police source told the newspaper, The National, that that's unlikely.

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