20 Jun 2018

PNG highlands unrest exposes deep political divisions

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 20 June 2018

Gangs carrying high-powered weapons are threatening to derail a fragile peace in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands. Last Friday the PNG government declared a state of emergency in the province for the next nine months after a mob went on a rampage in the capital of Mendi, destroying a commercial aircraft and setting fire to the local courthouse, the provincial governor's house and other buildings.