NEW KILLINGS RAISE CRIME ALARM IN PNG

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Aug. 7) - The murder of a
prominent businessman and the subsequent killing of a student in the Papua New
Guinea province of Enga have led to the postponement of a show, which will see
the local government, lose more than US$25,000.

The popular Enga Show was called off after businesman Kevin
Yange was shot as he was driving to Porgera.

When news of his death reached the provincial capital of Wabag,
a rampage started, leading to the death of a 22-year old woman.

Enga Governor, Peter Ipatas, has called on National Government
authorities to give priority to police management in the province.

Ipatas is one of several leaders to call for the murderers to be
hanged.

The Defense Minister, Kappa Yarka, supports him and has been
quoted in Port Moresby newspaper The National saying if needed the army could be
called in to wipe out criminal elements in the Enga and Highlands region.

August 7, 2003

Radio New Zealand International: http://www.rnzi.com/ 

 

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