Tonga Police Meet With Asian Business People To Discuss Security Concerns

Taskforce Operation Great Wall established in response to violent attacks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 7, 2017) – Tonga police officers are currently meeting with Asian business people in the outer islands as part of a survey to find out what security and safety concerns they have.

Tonga police set up Taskforce Operation Great Wall late last year in response to a spate of violent attacks on Asian business people.

Crimes committed against Asians account for 3 percent of reported incidents, but there is concern about the seriousness of many of the offences.

Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Fe'ao Vaisuai said they want to make sure all the citizens of Tonga are safe.

She said the survey was designed to find out about safety issues and challenges that are specific to the Asian community.

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