21 Nov 2018

PNG govt under pressure after security forces storm parliament

From , 4:04 pm on 21 November 2018

Papua New Guinea's capital fell into the grip of unrest yesterday as security force personnel stormed the national parliament.

Shortly before MPs were to debate the new national budget, hundreds of members of the country's disciplinary forces converged on parliament, before some broke into and vandalised parliament, demanding payment for work during last week's APEC summit.

While PNG's government is urging calm and a return to normal after the unrest, the attack on parliament finds it under growing pressure.

Listen to more from our reporters Melvin Levongo, who is in PNG, and Johnny Blades, who spoke to Dominic Godfrey.

Security at PNG parliament

Security at PNG parliament Photo: Facebook / Bryan Kramer